Passenger Name Status/ PNR StausPassenger Name Record or PNR Status very common term used by passengers and defined by Indian Railway to define the current status of journey detail. It’s a 10-digit long number mentioned on journey ticket of passenger. The detail of passengers gets saved in the form of database of Indian
Railway reservation system. Indian Railway is world’s 3rd largest railway network. PNR status is very helpful in getting confirmation about passenger journey details, database of it contains name, date of journey, gender etc of passengers. This collective detail of passenger is stored in a rational database of centralized reservation system of Indian Railway.
This 10-digit PNR number is printed on issued ticket, and it’saunique identity. Each time passenger books a travel ticket through Indian Railway they get this PNR number. It includes column to store booking and current pnr status of the ticket.
As we said India has huge railway network and each train has limited number of seats. Due to this limited availability of seats, sometimes passengers won’t get confirmation of their ticket with a mentioned status of W/L. The moment the confirmation of seat reservation gets done due to cancellation, booking status changes automatically. Passenger get to know about their current booking status through PNR Status.
Where to and how to find Passenger Name Record or PNR. Well, finding PNR number is very easy. You can find it on the top of the very left corner of ticket. But in case of collecting ticket from ticket window you will find it on top left corner and if, passenger book tickets through IRCTC then it is mentioned at top in separate cell. irctc pnr status check live is very much helpful, as it gives correct status of booked ticket.
How will passengers check pnr status or irctc pnr current status enquiry?There are so many methods listed but easiest are through mobile application, final reservation chart, PNR status enquiry through online site, Railway enquiry counter at railway station and through SMS. Also, world and things are getting so very high tech that passengers can also check about PNR status through online websites.
Indian railway official portal www.indianrail.gov.in designed and maintained by Centre for Railway Information System also known as CRIS and www.irctc.co.in an official partner of Indian Railway informs about PNR Status. Other than official portals there is unofficial website
www.trainspnrstatus.com, this site also delivers right information about PNR status. This site is very helpful and doing right job by informing travellers about their ticket confirmation.
Now what is refund policy for PNR status. Well, in case of confirmed ticket no refund shall be granted after 4 hours before the schedule of departure. Even on RAC and waitlisted or W/L no refund is granted after 30 minutes before the schedule of departure. All these are the reasons why PNR status is important for Railway system. It is very much helpful in maintain and tracking confirm booking status.