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What is PNR Status?

PNR stands for ‘Passenger Name Record’. It is the unique < 10 Digit > number linked to each railway booking / train ticket done either online or offline. This applies to either individual or a group booking. A single PNR number can be generated for a maximum of six passengers. You will find it on the top left corner of your railway ticket. It is a travel record maintained by the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) in their Centralized Reservation System containing entire passenger details such as Name, Gender, Age, Contact; and journey details like Train Number, Class, Berth Preference, Boarding Date, Boarding Point, Destination amongst others. With a PNR Number you can follow up with the Current Status of your reservation and check whether it is confirmed or not.

How to check PNR Status?

You can check your ticket' reservation status from our site by inserting PNR number and clicking on the "Get PNR Status" button. This will help you to get current status of your booked ticket. In addition to ticket status, the other details like train name, boarding date, boarding point and your destination will also get displayed. Besides checking status of tickets reserved with IRCTC or Indian railway counter, you can also check train schedule, seat availability, station code, train name and number using this intuitive interface.

Check PNR Status Codes

CNF/Confirmed: Confirmed Booking. In some cases Coach/Seat/Berth number will be available after chart preparation.

RAC: Reservation Against Cancellation. You can travel with a co passenger by sharing a single seat. In case, any confirmed traveler cancels his ticket, you get his seat. You can even travel in AC coaches with a RAC ticket. The number denotes the number of cancellations you have to wait, before your ticket to be confirmed.

R##: RAC Coach No., Berth No. RAC, with two number are displayed, first one is Coach No. and the other is Berth No.

WL#: Waitlist. Your ticket has not been confirmed for the given date. In case of an e-ticket, there is automatic cancellation after the chart is prepared.

RLWL#: Remote Location Waitlist. These are wait listed tickets issued by stations in the middle of and for part travels. Every train consists of a number of Remote Location Quotas, each with a fixed number of seats reserved. When the Source station of the passenger is one of these marked stations, or some stations after that, the RLWL quota is applicable on the reservations. This has fewer number of seats compared to GNWL.

CK#: Tatkal (Priority) Booking. You can book a Tatkal ticket 72 hours prior to traveling. You will find the confirmed seat and coach number.

CKWL#: Waiting under the Tatkal Booking. When a Tatkal waiting is confirmed, you get a confirmed personal seat, where as with general reservation, your ticket moves in the RAC category.

GNWL#: General Waiting List. Ticket with a GNWL is issued when the Source station of the passenger is the Source station of the train or one of the stations near to it. This quota has the highest number of seats in any given train and has the highest probablity of getting confirmed at the time of final charting. You cannot board a train. If booked from a station, you may travel in the general compartment in some cases.

PQWL#: Pooled Quota Wait List. Waiting status when a ticket is booked through a Railway Quota. Pooled Quota is kept for an very important sub-route within the full route, if the sub-route is popular and deserves its own quota. Usually this will be from originating station and nearby stations, to a popular town other than the destination that comes en route. This has fewer seats as compared to GNWL, thus a lesser probability for confirmation.

REGRET/WL: No More Booking Permitted. This appears when you are booking your ticket and no more booking are allowed.

CAN/MOD: Ticket is Cancelled or Modified. Your ticket is modified or cancelled after the initial booking.

Released: It means that ticket is not confirmed in the given berth , but an alternative berth to it is provided.


Current Reservation Status Check Using SMS

Railway has launched SMS service for PNR enquiry to enhance customer satisfaction. Passengers having no access to internet, find it useful and convenient mean. Most popular of them are as follows:

139 SMS service
139 SMS service was initially launched by IRCTC. In order to get PNR status on mobile through SMS, one need to send following message on 139.
PNR <your PNR number>
For Example: PNR 1023456789
Available on: Aircel, Airtel, BSNL, iDEA, LOOP, MTNL, MTS, Reliance, TATA, Telenor, Vodafone

5676747 SMS service
This SMS service is maintained by railZone.
sms PNR <your PNR number> and send it to 5676747
For Example: PNR 1023456789


Mobile Application

Mobile Apps have been developed by Rail Raahi