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PNR stands for ‘Passenger Name Record’ or ‘Personal Name Record’ and it is the single most important element in your rail ticket. A PNR is a 10 digit number that tells the status of your ticket. Is it a confirmed ticket? Is it a waitlisted or an RAC? What is your seat no.? PNR is of immense value especially when you have a waitlisted ticket or an RAC. You can check the status of your ticket by going to this railway website http://www.indianrail.gov.in/pnr_Enq.html , the moment you open this page, you will see the two boxes with instructions like: “Enter the PNR for your booking below to get the current status. You will find it on the top left corner of the ticket.” Once you fill in the PNR number in the boxes provided, and click ‘get status’, you’ll see the status of your ticket.


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PNR enquiry is very easy and one can get status of one’s ticket by various methods. One can go to Indian Railway website. It is easy to get your PNR status by using a phone or mobile. Indian Railways has launched a new phone number for enquiry of PNR number and other information about arrival and departure time of trains, which is a completely free service and works all over India including small villages and towns. A person just needs to call ‘139' from a BSNL, MTNL, Dolphin, Garuda, Idea, Spice Telecom and Vodaphone telecom operator enabled phones.


For the metro cities like Delhi and Mumbai, there is an advantage that residents of these cities can just dial 139 and [10 digit ticket PNR number] and 139 and [4 digit train number] and get the train ticket PNR and train status instantly.


Such is the convenience of PNR enquiry that even if your ticket is not confirmed and you have already left your home. You can do so on your mobile on the way to the railway station. If your ticket gets confirmed the first thing you should do after reaching railway station is look for the chart for your train. The chart will have your coach no. and berth no.