Indian Railway | Check PNR | Train Enquiry | Seat Availability

  1. 1. Luxury ‘Make in India’ coach : Indian Railway unveils train coaches with new, refurbished look

  2. 2. Indian Railway में चलेगी Glass Ceiling Coaches वाली Train, सफर होगा सुहाना

Indian Railway: Check PNR Status

pnr status check on mobile, irctc, pnr status check southern railway, train running status, pnr status check airlines, pnr status check on phone, indigo pnr status check, pnr status check with passenger name

Important link for Indian Railway

Login For Online Ticke Booking

Check PNR Status

Train Live status / Train Current status

Train From your station in next 8 hours

Train Between Stations, Train Schedule, Cancelled, Rescheduled and diverted trains, IR Train Tracker

List of Railway Zones

  • Central Railway
  • East Central Railway
  • East Coast Railway
  • Eastern Railway
  • Metro Railway Kolkata
  • North Central Railway
  • North Eastern Railway
  • North Western Railway
  • North East Frontier Railway
  • Northern Railway
  • South Central Railway
  • South East Central Railway
  • South Eastern Railway
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern Railway
  • West Central Railway
  • Western Railway

List of Jobs in Indian Railway

  • Cultural Quota Recruitment – Chittaranjan Locomotive Works
  • Sports Person Recruitment in Northern Railway HQ
  • Recruitment against Sports Quota in Firozpur Division
  • Works Engineer / Site Supervisors (Civil) Walkin at IRCON
  • Engineer / Technical Assistant Walkin at RITES India
  • Recruitment for the post of Director (Electrical) in Delhi Metro
  • Civil / Design Engineer Recruitment in Konkan Railway
  • Land/Revenue Consultant Jobs Walkin at RLDA
  • Sportperson Recruitment in East Central Railway
  • Group “D” Posts in Northeast Frontier Railway
  • Common Preliminary (1st Stage) Written Exam – RRB Guwahati
  • Openings for Arbitration matter / Railway Commercial Activities
  • Hindi Assistant Jobs in RITES India
  • Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination
  • Engineers/Officers Recruitment in Civil & Geology disciplines – RVNL
  • Recruitment for the Post of Management Trainee (C&O) and Asst. Supervisor (Civil)
  • DIRECTOR ( OPERATIONS) Post Vacancy with Delhi Metro
  • DIRECTOR ( FINANCE) Opening in Delhi Metro
  • Fresher Management Trainee Jobs in Concor India
  • Assistant Manager(Project Planning & Development) in RVNL
  • Recruitment of Fresher GRADUATE EXECUTIVE TRAINEES (GET)
  • Civil & Electrical Engineer Walkin at RITES Nagpur
  • Railway Recruitment Cell Eastern Railway – Notification

Keywords for Indian Railway

  • Indian railway recruitment,
  • indian railway time table
  • indian railway seat availability
  • indian railway jobs
  • indian railway map
  • indian railway fare
  • indian railway video clips
  • indian railway complaints
  • irctc train enquiry
  • train enquiry
  • irctc availability
  • irctc tatkal
  • irctc mobile
  • irctc customer care
  • irctc information
  • cleartrip are keywords for normal search of indian railway.

indian railways time table
indian railways tatkal
indian railways reservation form
indian railways info
indian railways photo
indian railways fare
indian railways station codes
seat availability in trains between two stations
trains between stations
indian railways seat availability are keywords for indian railway timetable.

tatkal seat availability in trains in india
seat availability in trains in tatkal
indian railways
make my trip
railway reservation seat availability
check seat availability in indian railways form
rail information system
indian railways seat availability irctc
indian railway reservation
indian railway booking
indian railway ticket information

indianrailway reservation
indian railways jobs vacancies
employment news
rrb jobs
indian railways jobs for diploma holders
indian railways jobs
indian railways jobs for engineers
indian railways jobs
indian railways jobs for computer engineers
railway exams
question papers of railway exams
upcoming railway exams
railway recruitment board
bank exams
railway recruitment
indian railways
indian railway exam result
railway exam result
railway exam result
railway exam result 2012
railway exam result 2011 group d
railway exam result group d
railway exam
railway recruitment

indian railways tatkal reservation
indian railways reservation status enquiry
indian railways reservation irctc
indian railways reservation status
indian railways reservation form
indian railways reservation pnr enquiry
south indian railways reservation enquiry
indian railways reservation form download
online train ticket booking
online movie ticket booking

online air ticket booking
online bus ticket booking
online cricket ticket booking
mayajal online ticket booking
online cinema ticket booking
apsrtc online ticket booking
online railway reservation tatkal
online railway reservation seat availability
online railway reservation form
online railway reservation project in java
online railway reservation project report
online railway reservation project in vb
online railway reservation system project
online railway reservation project
indian railway reservation seat availability
indian railway time table
indian railway reservation tatkal
indian railway reservation status
south indian railway reservation enquiry
indian railway reservation form
indian railway reservation irctc
indian railway reservation fare

List of jobs in indian railway

  • Manager Recruitment in RITES India – Legal
  • Site Engineer Walkin at RVNL (Freshers also)
  • Ayurvedic Doctor Requirement in Northern Railway
  • Civil Engineers & Technical Assistant Walkin
  • Engineer (M&C) Walkin Interview at RITES India
  • Manager Recruitment in Concor India
  • Site Engineer Walkin Interview at Rail Vikas Nigam
  • Manager / Officer / Engineer Jobs in RailTel
  • 113 Nos Special Post Recruitment in West Central Railway
  • HR/Legal/Stores/Operations Manager Jobs
  • Manager/Electrical/Mechanical Jobs in RITES
  • Assistant Managers/Sr. Executives/Executives Openings
  • Advertisement for the post of Director in Kolkata Metro
  • 140 Nos Vacancy Recruitment in North Central Railway
  • Special Recruitment for 363 posts South Eastern Railway
  • Recruitment Scout & Guide quota – Northern Railway
  • 12042 Nos Technician recruitment by all RRBs
  • Civil Engineers Recruitment in Delhi Metro
  • Recruitment Advt. No. : IRCTC/Officers/2012/02
  • 138 Posts vacancy in RAILTEL Corporation
  • Apprentice & Guard Vacancy – RRB Ajmer
  • Assistant Manager(Elec.) and Sr. Executive(Elec.) in RVNL
  • Openings for Dy.GM/Jt.GM(E)
    Dy.GM(P) and Architects
  • 6829 Posts Recruitment by all RRBs
  • Deputation of Staff to RITES – Mechanical Engineers
  • Deputation of Staff to RITES – Electrical Engineers
  • IT Programmer Jobs in Indian Railway – RITES
  • 222 Posts Recruitment by all RRBs – Chemical / Metallurgical
  • Manager (CA/ICWA) – Finance Jobs in Delhi Metro
  • Assistant Manager (Stores) – Jobs in Delhi Metro
  • Assistant Manager (Operations) – Delhi Metro
  • Assistant Manager (Legal) – LLB Jobs in DMRC
  • Asst. Manager (HR) Jobs in Delhi Metro Rail
  • Assistant Manager – Civil Recruitment in Delhi Metro
    Manager Requirement in Krishnapatnam Railway Company
  • Recruitment for 226 Posts in Bangalore Metro
  • Chief Quality Manager
    Railneer – IRCTC Jobs
  • GM / Deputy GM Vacancy with RITES India
  • Huge Recruitments by all RRBs – Exam Notification
  • Assistant Manager (Finance) in RVNL/Kota
  • Manager / Engineer Jobs in IRCON India
  • Corrigendum of Notification for Trade Apprentice Trainees Gorakhpur
  • Requirement of Asst. Manager (Environment) for DMRC
  • Assistant Managers and Sr. Executives in RVNL in Project Implementation Unit at Kolkata
  • GM / DGM (Management) Jobs Openings with RITES India
  • Health & Malaria Inspector Jobs in Northern Railway
  • Walkin Drive at RITES for Engineer/Operator/Assistant
  • Recruitment against Scout & Guide quota in NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY
  • Recruitment drive for 815 posts in Delhi Metro
  • Requirement of Dy.General Manager (Mechanical-Design)
    Dy.General Manager(Legal) & Manager(Legal)
  • Doctor Recruitment Walkin – NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY
  • Fresher Trainee Apprentice Notification – North Eastern Railway
  • Contractual Recruitment by RITES for Bangalore Metro
  • Recruitment for the post of Director (Works) in DMRC
  • Assistant / Supervisor / Civil / Steno Recruitment in CONCOR india
  • Railway Job Notification for Sr. Executive/Executive(Civil) in RVNL
  • North Western Railway – Guide Quota for the year 2011-12 Jodhpur Division
  • IRCTC Recrutiment in Rail Neer Plant & Finance Dept.
  • Recruitment against Scouts & Guides Quota for Group “C” Post
  • Recruitment against Sports Quota – Integral Coach Factory
  • Assistant Manager (F&A) Jobs Opening in Rail Vikas Nigam – Bilaspur
  • Walkin Interview at Rail Vikas Nigam (Engineer)
  • Walkin interview at IRCON for Technician / Supervisors
  • Requirement of Company Secretary for DMRC
  • Group C / Group D Jobs in South East Central Railway
  • Requirement of Company Secretary for DMRC – Delhi Metro
  • Walkin Interview at Concor India – Assistant Manager
  • Selection for the post of Director (Operations & Commercial)
    Konkan Railway
  • Manager Jobs Recruitment in RITES
  • Recruitment of Engineers in Bangalore Metro
  • Scouts & Guides quota vacancy in Diesel locomotive works
  • Manager / Legal Jobs Openings with RITES India
  • Walkin for GIS Specialist at RITES India
  • General Manager Jobs Opening with RITES India
  • DGM / GM (Structural) Jobs openings in RITES India
  • Director Finance Opening with Bangalore Metro
  • Sub Inspector Jobs Opening in North Western Railway
  • Pharmacist Recruitment in Northern Railway Jobs
  • Executive/Supervisor/Manager Jobs in IRCTC
  • Nurse & Health Inspector Jobs in Northern Railway
  • Engineer Recruitment in Delhi Metro
  • Walkin Interview at RITES – May 2011
  • North Eastern Railway Employment Notification
  • Recruitment Notification IRCTC April 2011
  • Recruitment for Executive Trainees in Delhi Metro
  • Editor Jobs in Indian Railway Board
  • Walkin Interview for Fire Consultant at CONCOR
  • Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination (SCRA) 2011
  • Manager (Mechanical) Post Vacancy in RITES
  • Requirement of Asst. Manager (Finance) for DMRC
  • Engineers / Geologist Jobs in RITES India
  • Senior Assistants (HR) Openings in RITES limited
  • Obstetrician & Gynecologist in DLW Hospital Varanasi
  • House Surgeons Jobs in Diesel Locomotive Works Hospital
  • 5020 Posts vacancy in North Western Railway
  • 8037 Posts Vacancy in South Central Railway
  • 4692 vacant posts in North Central Railway
  • Sports Quota Recruitment Notification at Integral Coach Factory


Indian Railways – Trains & Stations Information – Real Time
Official Indian Railways site for travelers using railways for taking holiday vacation trips
official trips
and daily commute. Site provides train-running related and real-time status queries for all trains and towns across India
India Travel
Indian Railways
Travel across India
Things to do in India
how to reach
Train Station
Time Table
Train Schedules
Train Arrivals
Train Delays
Online Tracking
Mobile Tracking
Cheap Travel
Journey Planner
Trip Planner

PNR Status
Train Arrival/Departure

Parcel Services
Parcel Rules
Parcel Charges Calculator
Parcel Rates
Wharfage Table
Download Forwarding Note
Cabin Layout

Freight Services
Stations/Siding Profile
Two Point Rakes
Track and Trace(FNR Enquiry)
Steel Rake Stations

CLW Chitranjan
CORE Allahabad
DLW Varanasi
DMW Patiala
ICF Chennai
MRVC Mumbai
RCF Kapurthala
RWF Bangalore
RCF Raebareli

IRIMEE Jamalpur
IRISET Secunderabad
IRITM Lucknow
RDSO Lucknow
RSC Vadodara

Indian Railway Institute of Financial Management|Indian Railway Account Services

Railways is going to set up its own training institute for imparting training and improving finance and accounting skills among its officials.

Railways will set up an Indian Railway Institute of Financial Management (IRIFM) at Secunderabad to train its officials in accounting and finance.

The state-run transporter will also start a specialized programme for deputing middle-level finance officers abroad for training in accounts and finance.

Announcing the decision on the occasion of the Indian Railway Account Services (IRAS) day
Vijaya Kanth
financial commissioner of railways
asked IRAS officers to examine their role in public service that is meant to be efficient and effective with integrity.

She exhorted the officers to improve their skills which should keep pace with developments outside the finance world.

aircraft-like toilets for railways
Railway Minister|aircraft-like toilets for railways

Tired of avoiding a visit to Indian Railways toilets reeking with a nauseating stench? Get ready to excuse yourself into natty and fanciful washrooms fitted with airplane-like vacuum toilets.

New railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal
who hails from Chandigarh — one of the cleanest cities of India — has put the new aviation style engineering design for railways on a fast track.

“We have identified some 55 cities where toilet systems of trains badly need to be revamped. These systems are part of the second phase plan of cleanliness improvement
after we introduced the bio-toilets earlier this year
” Bansal told TOI.

These vacuum systems are part of a Rs 800-crore railways revamp plan
which includes installation of 2
500 bio-toilets and on-board facilities like satellite TV and wireless internet.

A global bid for 80 such systems for 40 coach sets was launched by the railway board on January 31 this year.

Once procured
these toilets will be fitted by the rail coach factory (RCF) at Kapurthala. RCF has already produced 1
200 bio-toilets based on the technology by the defence research development organisation (DRDO) this year for the Indian Railways.

“The DRDO technology
in which the water passes through a chlorine tank and is discharged as clean water while the gas generated evaporates
is already the first-of-its kind in the world. With vacuum technology systems
our trains would be as sophisticated as those in Europe
” said B N Rajshekhar

The decision to introduce vacuum toilet systems was first mooted on March 28
by the railway board’s mechanical engineering wing director Ajay Singh.

the plan was put on hold as railways also wanted to finalize the ground handling facilities and mobile evacuation facilities for trains using these toilets at New Delhi station.

These vacuum systems will now be the fourth type of prototype for the Railways after bio-toilets (using DRDO technology)
US-imported anaerobic bacteria bio-toilets and controlled discharge toilet system (CDTS) used in Shatabdis and Rajdhanis.

The toilets with anaerobic bacteria consume the waste material and convert it into water and gas. While in CDTS
the discharge is released in its original state but only a train has attained a minimum speed of 30km per hour.

even that is a problem as the waste is released on the tracks
which not only corrodes them (railway tracks) but the procedure to clean it remains difficult
” said Bansal.

The minister also shared that IIT Kanpur along with Lucknow’s research development and standards organisation (RDSO) was developing a zero discharge toilet system (ZDTS). Like vacuum technology
ZDTS too uses both recycling and evacuation.

At present
980 coaches are used regularly for passenger service over Indian Railways. Keeping this population in the view
railways has to operate 1
000 toilets on coaches clocking speeds of 100 kmph plus.


check pnr status irctc
check pnr status of flight
check pnr status for southern railways
check pnr status on mobile 139
check pnr status on mobile
check pnr status indian airlines
check pnr status through mobile
check pnr status on phone

Check PNR Status – Indian Railways and IRCTC
Check PNR status for rail tickets booked with Indian Railways. Check the status Fast and Easy. Tickets booked at IRCTC as well as railway counters can be checked
PNR Status
Indian Railways
Ticket Status
Check PNR
Reservation Status

PNR Status

PNR status of your Indian Railways or IRCTC booking can be checked online easily! Enter the 10-digit PNR (Passenger Name Record) number and click on the Get PNR Status button. You will find the PNR number on the top left corner of the ticket. Passengers can check the status of reservations on the various zones like Northern Railway
Central Railway
Southern Railway etc using this interface. – Welcome to Indian Railways Check PNR Status System
Airlines PNR Status
Hotel Bookings

Check Train Status
Check Reservation
Check PNR status
Passenger Status
Check Fare
Check Time Table
India tour
Flight status
indian tourism
Indian Rail
Indian Railways
travel tourist
travel to india
Trains Status
Check Availability
Check Seats Availability
Check Reservation
PNR Status
Passenger Status
Travel by Railway in India
railway timetable for all trains
Toursit trains
Palace on wheels
Flight status

IRCTC PNR Status Check – IRCTC Berth confirmation legend
Below is the legend for IRCTC PNR Status. Please cross check your PNR Status against below acronyms.
CNF: Berth/Seat confirmed
RAC: Reservation Against Cancellation WL: Wait List
RLWL:Remote Location Wait List PQWL: Pooled Quota Wait List REGRET/WL1: No More Booking Permitted
GN: General Quota TKL: Tatkal SRCTZN: Senior Citizen
IRCTC PNR Status Check helps you travel green

Do not carry a printout! You heard it right. You do not need to carry a paper-printout. IRCTC now accepts travel without physical ticket (No paper required). You can carry any one of the following.

SMS sent by IRCTC
with PNR Status or wihtout PNR Status.
Screenshot of the Ticket.

Don’t forget to carry a valid ID card. We can save 3 lakh papers every day. Travel Green and let’s make the world Green.

IRCTC PNR Status Check Timings

IRCTC PNR Status is not available from 11:30 PM to 01:30 AM Indian Standard Time. This is due to maintenance of IRCTC Servers.

What is “IRCTC PNR Status Check”?

Checking IRCTC PNR Status is an act of finding out the berth (or a seat) confirmation status. This is a well known phrase used to refer to check the status of Indian Railways IRCTC ticket as well as airlines. This is generally done by a passenger when he/she gets an unconfirmed (a wait listed or an RAC) ticket.

When we check IRCTC PNR status
what does it mean?

Checking or inquiring IRCTC PNR Status is the act of finding current berth confirmation status of an IRCTC Indian Railways Ticket.

Important Definitions related to Travelling and PNR

What is PNR?
PNR stands for Passenger Name Record. “Passenger Name Record” is a unique identification number or word
especially used in computerized reservation systems such as IRCTC
Indian Railways and Airlines.
What is “PNR Status Check”?
PNR Status Check is an act of checking or inquiring the seat or berth confirmation status. This is a very popular phrase used to check status of Indian Railways IRCTC ticket. This is generally done by a passenger when he/she gets an unconfirmed a WL (a wait listed) or an RAC (reservation against cancellation) ticket. The phrase “PNR Status Check” is applicable for Bus
Train and Flight Journeys
irrespective of the country of booking.
What is PNR Status?
PNR Status is berth details of a confirmed or an unconfirmed itenerary of a given PNR number
especially of IRCTC
Indian Railways
a bus or a flight.
When we “Check PNR Status”
what does it mean?
“Check PNR Status” is the act of finding PNR status
using a browser
mobile phone or an SMS.
How to check PNR Status?
PNR Status can be checked on SMS by sending a simple SMS to 139 (PAID – Rs3/- per SMS) or 9773300000 (normal SMS charge). PNR status can also be checked online using one of the websites or You can also query PNR Status using GOOGLE.

Berth confirmation legend for PNR status IRCTC

Use below legend table to decrypt your inquiry on PNR status IRCTC confirmation of your berth. Inf the status is either CNF (confirmed) or RAC (reservation against cancellation)
you will be allowed travel. If your status is WL and the chart has been prepared
your e-ticket shall automatically be cancelled and you will not be eligible to travel by that itinerary.
CNF: Berth Confirmed RAC: Reservation Against Cancellation WL: Wait List
RLWL:Remote Location Wait List PQWL: Pooled Quota Wait List REGRET/WL1: No More Booking Permitted
GN: General Quota TKL: Tatkal SRCTZN: Senior Citizen
Railway PNR Status

Enter your PNR number in the above pnr enquiry form to find out IRCTC PNR Status check online. It is faster
smarter and quicker. You save a lot of time here.
Railway PNR Status is one of the favorite things to do for People in India who travel by trains.
IRCTC PNR Status Enquiry Check helps you Go Green!

Do not take printout! Carry the SMS sent by IRCTC
showing PNR Status. You can also use Laptop or Smartphone to carry the screenshot of the Ticket showing PNR Status.
Please ensure that you are carrying a valid ID card along with the screenshot or the SMS sent from Railways.
We can save 300K A4 size papers every day. Travel Green and let’s make the world Green.
PNR Status Enquiry & Tatkal Timings

PNR Status Enquiry is available from 1:30 AM to 11:30 PM Indian Standard Time. Tatkal Booking is open from 10AM.
Tatkal tickets shall now be issued from 10:00 AM IST. This should greatly help ease IRCTC traffic not only at 8AM but also at 10AM
by distributing the peak traffic to two different time-slots. If you are booking a regular (non-tatkal) ticket ideal time for you is 8AM. Do not even attempt to boot it at 10AM as will be contend with tatkal bookies.
Adding to the good news
Travel Agents are not allowed to book tickets under tatkal scheme till 12:00PM
which is a fair policy.
PNR Status

What is IRCTC PNR?
PNR stands for Passenger Name Record. “Passenger Name Record” is a unique identification number or word
especially used in computerized reservation systems such as IRCTC
Indian Railways and also Airlines.
What is PNR Status Check?
IRCTC PNR Status check is an act of Checking PNR Status
usually online on websites.
What is “PNR Status Enquiry”?
PNR Status Enquiry is an act of inquiring the seat or berth confirmation status. This is a very popular phrase used to check status of Indian Railways IRCTC ticket. This is generally done by a passenger when he/she gets an unconfirmed (a wait listed or an RAC (reservation against cancellation)) ticket. The phrase “PNR Status Enquiry” is applicable for Bus
Train and Flight Journeys
irrespective of the country of booking and the type of trip.
What is PNR Status confirmation?
PNR Status confirmation is knowing a passenger seat/berth number
which means confirming his/her seat by inquiring
using an online PNR status system like this website.
What is IRCTC PNR Status?
IRCTC PNR Status is berth details of a confirmed or an unconfirmed itenerary of a given PNR number
especially of IRCTC or Indian Railways’
When we check
especially enquire
PNR Status
what does it mean?
Checking or enquiring PNR Status is the act of finding current berth confirmation status of an IRCTC Indian Railways Ticket
How to check PNR Status?
PNR Status can be checked on SMS by sending a simple SMS to 139 (PAID – Rs3/- per SMS) or 9773300000 (FREE Service) *normal SMS charge
generally 50 paise) – See PNR status on mobile for more information on how to check pnr status. IRCTC PNR status can also be checked online using one of the websites or You can also query PNR Status using GOOGLE.

Important Navigation Links

PNR Status Enquiry on mobile phone (Online and SMS PNR STATUS CHECK) | PNR Status Enquiry on mobile phone | Train Calendar | Book a Ticket | Check PNR Status on mobile phone | Railway Budget 2013-2014 | Railway News | PNR Status Enquiry on mobile – get PNR Status SMS on your mobile
free of cost
PNR Status of Flights

Jet Airways PNR Status Enquiry | AirIndia PNR Status Enquiry – web check-in | Fly Kingfisher PNR Status Enquiry – web check-in – schedule | GoAir PNR Status Enquiry – flight schedule | Paramount Airways PNR Status Enquiry e check-in | | Indian Airlines PNR Status Enquiry | IndiGo PNR Status Enquiry | JetLite PNR Status Enquiry – web check-in | SpiceJet PNR Status Enquiry – e check-in |
Disclaimer of is not affiliated with The Ministry of Railways
Government of India and does not reproduce
transmit and store in its database any content of website. For the official website
please visit

Please comment with your real name using good manners.

Indian Railways IRCTC PNR Status Enquiry – facilitates checking Indian Railways PNR status (Passenger Name Record) online as well as IRCTC trains reservations
check seat availability
train schedule and time table. Make the train enquiry at Cleartrip and book now
Indian railways pnr status
irctc pnr status
irctc pnr enquiry
pnr status enquiry
passenger name record
pnr status
check pnr status
indian railways
train pnr status
train schedule

PNR Status | Check PNR Status | PNR Status for Indian Railway
PNR Status
check PNR status
Check PNR status of any train. Find Passenger current status or PNR status of any customer using PNR
search. Enter your 10digit PNR number & find its status

PNR Status – PNR Status IRCTC | Indian Railway PNR Status | PNR Enquiry | Train PNR Status

India’s favorite website for checking IRCTC PNR status!

pnr status irctc
indian railway pnr status
pnr enquiry
check pnr status
train pnr status
pnr status
railway pnr status
railway reservation status

PNR Status
This website provides Indian Railways passenger reservation enquiry service. You can check PNR status of your IRCTC reservations using one single click
and an easy and clean interface. Check PNR status of reservations made in various zones like Southern Railway
Northern Railway
Western Railway
Eastern Railway
Central Railway
South Central Railway
and so on. Simply enter below the 10-digit PNR printed on the top left corner of your ticket
and click the Get PNR Status button.

PNR Status Explained

Advance reservation is allowed usually up to 90 days before the date of journey. We recommend passengers to book their tickets early enough to increase the likelihood of getting a confirmed berth. If confirmed berth is not available at the time of booking
your reservation status will show either RAC (Reservation against Cacellation) or WL (Waiting List).

Reservation Against Cancellation (RAC) status indicates that a passenger does not have a reserved berth
but he has sitting accommodation in the train. Depepending on the length of the waiting queue
there is a likelihood that his reservation will promoted to a confirmed berth when one becomes available due to last minute cancellations usually taking place towards the date of journey. RAC ticket holders can board the train and can sit on the two side chairs. If a berth becomes available due to cancellation
one RAC holder will get the berth
and the other RAC holder can convert the two side chairs into a single berth.

Waiting List (WL) status means that the passenger cannot be guaranteed any berth or sitting accommodation in the train. If sufficient number of confirmed or RAC ticket holders cancel their reservations
they will be accommodated. The maximum length of the waiting queue for each train is determined by railway officials
and once the maximum number of wait listed tickets have been issued
the ticketing system refuses any further reservation requests and responds with REGRET status. One cannot purchase a ticket with REGRET status.

Railway reservations with RAC or WL status have two numbers ? WL25/WL18
etc. The first number indicates the reservation status at the time of booking (also known as booking status)
while the second number indicates the current position (also known as current status). The status WL25/WL18 means that the passenger’s position was at wait list 25 at the time of purchasing the ticket
while the current position has improved to wait list 18 following 7 cancellations.

What does RS mean
for example
RS5 10? RS stands for RAC sitting. RS5 10 indicates reservation in S5 coach
berth number 10. RAC passengers can board a reserved coach for overnight journey
however they are only assured sitting accommodation on the berths. Since two passengers share one single berth
both are allocated the same berth number. A side lower berth can be converted into a single sleeper bed after 9:00 pm. The side upper berth is allocated to a third RAC passenger. The side berths are shorter than the berths in the main compartments.

Indian Railway passengers can check the progress of their RAC/WL reservations by using 10-digit PNR numbers printed on the top left corners of their tickets. You can check this online by visiting It is easy for railway passengers to confuse the different legends that appear on their reservation tickets or PNR status. The table below explains the various legends used by Indian Railways to communicate PNR status in brief.

Symbol Description
CAN/MOD Cancelled or Modified
CNF/Confirmed Confirmed (Coach and berth number are assigned after chart preparation)
CK Tatkal quota
CKWL Tatkal waiting list (different from normal waiting list
which when moves up goes to RAC category
whereas a passenger gets a confirmed berth when a CKWL moves up)
RAC Reservation against Cancellation
WL # Waiting List number
RLWL Remote Location Wait List
GNWL General Wait List
PQWL Pooled Quota Wait List
REGRET/WL No more booking is permitted
RELEASED Ticket not cancelled
but alternative accommodation provided
R # # RAC coach number and berth number

Here is an example of how the result of a PNR status enquiry looks like. The first table shows journey details including train number
train name
boarding date
from station
to station
station reserved upto
boarding point
and class of reservation. The second table shows reservation status of all passengers. Booking status and current status for each passenger are shown in separate columns. This table also shows the current charting status. If chart is prepared
current status of passengers will not change any further.

IRCTC PNR Status Example

PNR Status through SMS

Online ticketing operations of the Indian Railways is handled by its subsidiary Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)
which allows passengers to check status of their railway reservations also through mobile phone and landline phone. Checking IRCTC PNR status via SMS is undoubtedly a handy and quick way. Indian Railway introduced the SMS service to provide a simple way to check IRCTC PNR status using mobile phones. All a passenger needs to do is send an SMS on 57886 through his/her mobile phone to get any kind of information on railways.

The SMS facility provides various ways to perform enquiries like train alert
IRCTC PNR status
train status
seat availability
train schedule
train information
train time table
train fare etc offered on the Indian Railways website. Now one can view such information on a mobile phone through SMS facility. To receive a list of available SMS commands
simply send TRAIN to 5676747. You will get a reply similar to: Welcome to railzone. Reply with PNR – PNR Status
TL – Train List
TA – Ticket Availability
e.g sms PNR to get PNR status. Now to check your IRCTC PNR status
send a message PNR to 5676747. For example
PNR 1234567890. You will get a reply similar to: PNR No. 1234567891
1. RAC 33
2. Confirmed AS2 34
2952 Mumbai Rajdhani
New Delhi – Kota
17 Aug.

For more information on the mobile service providers and the keywords to be used in SMS
you can visit one of the pages below:

SMS 139
SMS 54959
SMS 5676747
SMS 57886

Alternatively you can call 139 from your BSNL
Vodafone etc landlines. Most telecom service providers support 139. If you have internet connection at home
you will probably prefer to go online to check IRCTC PNR status of your railway reservation. The advantage is that you do not need to pay any SMS or call charges. Another advantage is that you can quickly print / email the reservation status.

Passenger Name Record (PNR)

PNR stands for Passenger Name Record. A unique 10-digit PNR is assigned to each railway reservation whether it is done online or by visiting a railway reservation counter. You can easily locate PNR number on the top left corner of a railway ticket. To know the current status of a railway reservation
a passenger must quote the PNR number assigned to him/her. Please note that the status of a single RAC/WL reservation can change several times showing a gradual progress. The image below shows PNR on an Indian Railways ticket.
PNR on an Indian Railway Ticket

A PNR is generated by the Indian Railways automated system known as CRS (Central Reservation System) only after a passenger provides information such as passenger name
berth preference
train number
date of journey
class of travel
contact information
and so on. A passenger provides these details online or by writing them on a printed reservation slip.

A passenger who books his ticket online using can locate the PNR number on his e-ticket or i-ticket. He can view and print the e-ticket or i-ticket after logging in to his IRCTC account. If the booking was done from an account not owned by him
he can contact the appropriate person for a copy of the e-ticket or i-ticket. After a booking is completed online
IRCTC also sends an SMS along with the 10-digit PNR number. A sample SMS would look like
B6 56
SC:20+PG CHGS.” One can provide a mobile number of one’s choice while filling the booking details online. This mobile number can be different from the mobile number registered with one’s IRCTC account.

Once an advance reservation is complete
the CRS issues a PNR
which remains the same regardless of any further changes made to the reservation details. However an exception is made if a multiple passenger reservation is split with some of the passengers cancelling or changing to a different itinerary.

Although PNRs were originally introduced for air travel
they are now also being used for bookings of railways
car rental
etc. Some of the popular phrases for PNR status in the context of railway reservation are IRCTC PNR status
railway PNR status
Indian Railways PNR Status
rail PNR
railway PNR

Cancel Reservation after Train Departure

Have you missed your train? It is possible to cancel a train reservation after chart preparation. You need to file a TDR (Ticket Deposit Receipt) for the same.
Valid Reasons for TDR
A passenger can file a TDR if he was not able to perform the journey due to any of the following reasons.

Train cancelled
Train late more than three hours and passenger not travelled
Difference of fare in case proper coach not attached
AC failure
Travelled without proper ID proof
Wrongly charged by TTE
Party partially travelled (journey terminated short of destination)
Passenger not travelled
Train diverted and train not touching boarding station
Train diverted and train not touching destination station
Passenger not travelled as reservation provided in lower class
Passenger not travelled due to ticket in RAC after chart preparation
Train terminated short of destination
Party partially confirmed/waitlisted and waitlisted passengers did not travel
Party partially confirmed/waitlisted and all passengers did not travel
Party could not cancel because chart prepared at originating or previous remote location
Train missed as connecting train was late
Change in reservation status from confirmed to waitlisted/part waitlisted/RAC after chart preparation
After charting no room provided
Difference of fare as passenger travelled in lower class

TDR Rules

IRCTC will process the refund claim with the Railway Administration and refund granted by the Railway shall be credited to your account. Refund claims under below clause may require at least 90 days or more for processing.

The TDR refund will be processed as per extant railway rules
TDR should be filed within 30 days of departure of train
The refund process will take at-least 90 days and more
e-Ticket refund request (after chart preparation) can be filed online
In case of i-ticket
online refund request is not allowed

Refund Rule

In case train is cancelled by the Indian Railways due to accidents
breaches or floods
bandh or rail roko agitation etc.
full refund of the fare of entire booked journey will be granted. Online cancellation can be done up to 72 hours. In case of train running late by more than three hours and the passenger not performing journey on this account
full refund is permitted subject to the condition that the ticket is surrendered/TDR obtained in case of i-ticket. If it is an e-ticket
the passenger should file online or email IRCTC within the prescribed time limits. In case of any problem in e-ticket TDR filing
please email
Filing TDR Online

For filing TDR online
logon to the IRCTC website
click My Transactions > File TDR in the left navigation bar. Only those PNRs whose date of journey is less than 30 days will be listed and shall be eligible for applying TDR. Below are some sample screenshots.

IRCTC Alerts & Updates

Here are the latest alerts and updates from IRCTC. The information contained in these alerts and updates may change without notice.
Tatkal Advance Reservation Period (ARP)

The Advance Reservation Period (ARP) of Tatkal scheme is reduced from two days to one day excluding the day of journey from the train’s originating station. For example
if train is to depart from the originating station on the second of the month
the Tatkal quota booking for that particular train will open at 8:00 am on the first of the month from originating station. Read more…
Advance Reservation Period (ARP) Increased

With reference to the Railway Board Commercial Circular No. 12 of 2012
it has been decided to increase the advance reservation period from 90 days to 120 days on experimental basis (excluding the date of Journey) with effect from March 10
2012. There will be no change in case of certain day time Express Trains like Taj Express
Gomti Express
etc. where lower time limits for advance reservations are at present in force. There will also be no change in case of the limit of 360 days for foreign tourists. Read more…
Indian Rail Budget 2012-2013

Indian Rail Budget 2012-2013 has been released. There will be a hike in passenger fares ranging from 2 paisa per kilometre to 30 paisa per kilometre in various categories of trains. Also 75 new express trains
21 new passenger trains and extension of 39 trains besides increase in the frequency of 23 trains have been announed. Platform tickets have also been raised from Rs 3 to Rs 5. Read more…
e-Ticket Cancellation Period

In case of train cancellation
e-ticket can be cancelled upto 72 hours from the departure of train. You can check whether the train is cancelled or not by checking the current status of the tikcet on the internet. Read more…
Permissible Photo ID Cards

Scope of the term “photo identity card having serial number issued by Central/State Government” permissible under the scheme is very wide and it covers a large number of photo identity cards. Read more…
Mobile Booking

Now book your rail ticket anywhere anytime through your mobile phones. You can book railway reserved ticket on IRCTC website from a browser enabled mobile phone. Read more…

Airlines PNR Status Enquiry

You can also check PNR status of your Indian flight reservation by visiting the appropriate link below. Some airlines prefer to call PNR as Booking Reference Number. Visit the respective airlines website to check your reservation status and/or flight status.
AirIndia PNR Status AirIndia PNR Status
Fly Kingfisher PNR Status Fly Kingfisher PNR Status
GoAir PNR Status GoAir PNR Status
Indian Airlines PNR Status Indian Airlines PNR Status
IndiGo PNR Status IndiGo PNR Status
Jet Airways PNR Status Jet Airways PNR Status
JetKonnect PNR Status JetKonnect PNR Status
SpiceJet PNR Status SpiceJet PNR Status
Bus Tickets Online Booking

Could not get a confirmed train ticket? Give good old bus journey a try. Now you can book bus tickets online!

Railway reservation can be frustrating if you are trying to book a ticket in a busy route at a short notice. With a wait listed train ticket
you need to check your PNR status over and again without any guarantee that your ticket will be confirmed. How about giving good old bus journey a try? Gone are the days when you would queue up in front of a bus booking counter. Now you can book bus tickets online from the comfort of your home/office. There are several bus ticketing agents in India that provide online bus booking facility.

Most long-distance bus passengers are people who could not get a confirmed train ticket. With a wide interconnected bus network
you can reserve bus tickets to and from cities like Bangalore
Coimbatore etc. Most bus service providers offer cheap bus tickets
special discounts
online bus reservation / online bus tickets / internet bus ticket booking
online cancellation
inter-city bus service
hundreds of bus routes
bus timetables
bus route maps
luxury buses
AC buses
Volvo buses etc.

We have reviewed the leading bus services in India so that we can provide our visitors with alternatives to travelling by train. We have found the following bus services reliable.

Apna Bus

Neeta Bus
No More Queue
Online Bus Tickets

Sree Kaleswari Travels

With these bus services
you can book your ticket online from the comfort of your home. You can book online
over IVR
or through call centers using credit cards
debit cards
or net banking. You can get access to hundreds of bus travel operators and travel in thousands of routes across India. You can also book return bus tickets and opt for home delivery of bus tickets in major cities. Now you can enjoy paperless bus ticketing.

About Us

India’s Internet user base is growing rapidly making web access from home a reality. With the Internet becoming affordable and accessible in India
more and more Indian Railway passengers log on to the internet to check PNR status of their IRCTC reservations. IRCTC PNR status enquiry is as common as checking berth availability or train status. attempts to improve the user experience of querying IRCTC PNR status. The website lets you check PNR status of your IRCTC reservations
provides user support and helpful information. This is India’s first legitimate non-governmental website to make IRCTC PNR status enquiry a pleasant experience. is your one stop shop for querying IRCTC PNR status
understanding IRCTC PNR status
becoming part of a large online community of Indian Railway passengers
finding best deals on flights and buses
and much more.

The website receives thousands of unique visitors per day and enjoys a vibrant online community.
Contact Us

Queries about PNR status/issues should be sent only to Contact Support. Queries sent to any other email address will be deleted without reading. We will provide best-effort answers to your queries
however we cannot guarantee the accuracy of our responses.

Note: This is not an official website of The Ministry of Railways
Government of India. We are not affiliated in any way with the aforesaid government entity. Please do not contact us for grievances or queries related to reservation
lost ticket
and so on. You may like to visit the official website for such enquiries.

For advertising/partnership enquires
email Contact You are encouraged to send emails from your company email address
whenever possible. We may not respond to emails sent from GMail
and Yahoo! accounts. We prefer to have business relationships with genuine companies/individuals only.

Get Free MTS DataCard and 6 Month free internet

According to different website traffic measurement services on an average the website receives Daily Pageviews of around 10
956 ie around a million page views all of the pages showing different advertisements like Google Adsense
CPM ads from admagnet
Popup Ads etc. The lowest the CPM Ad agencies pay for the advertisements is 0.10$ and on an average big branded websites achieve atleast 1$ CPM rate because of direct advertisers and targetted visitors with high budgets. Now this 1$ CPM rate would mean that the Indian Railways gets paid 1 USD for every 1000 page views
while the Pop-up Ads normally range from 2$-4$ for different networks. Lets move towards the calculations part.

Approx Daily Page Views : 10
000Approx Monthly Page Views : 3
The website displays 2 CPM Ad banners & 1 Popup Ad while we did a quick check
which means that on every page load 3 times a ad is displayed.

3 * 3
000 * 1$[CPM] / 1000 = 90000$ / month *12 = Approx 10 Crore Rupees / Year

These calculations are calculated on the basis of 1$ average CPM but as mentioned earlier big websites get excellent offers from the advertisers who would be ready to pay higher rates just for displaying their advertisements.

Related posts