Check IRCTC Train PNR Status Enquiry

Check PNR status of your railway ticket here by entering PNR number. PNR Dekho is the best website for Indian Railway train PNR status enquiry.

What is PNR?

PNR stands for ‘Passenger Name Record’. This record is maintained in database by Indian Railways Computer Reservation System (IR-CRS). PNR contains journey details for a passenger, or a group of passengers and also store booking status and current status of the ticket. It also includes some personal information like name, age, gender etc. and save all the records with unique 10 digit number in database. This reference number is called PNR and every train ticket has one unique PNR number.

What is PNR status?

As we know every train has very limited number of seats and at the time of booking ticket, it’s not possible sometime to get confirmed reserved ticket. Booking status of such ticket comes under waiting list (W/L) ticket which changes when there is any availability of reserved seats due to cancellation. You can check your ticket status on by just entering your 10 digit PNR number and this new current reservation status is known as PNR status. You can check any train PNR status on our website.

Where to find PNR number on IRCTC ticket?

In railway ticket which taken from railway station booking window, you can find PNR number printed at the top left corner. In case of online booking from IRCTC website, you will find PNR number mentioned separately at the top.

How to check IRCTC PNR status?

There are few ways which will help you in PNR Status enquiry. Below I listed some most popular ways to check PNR status instantly:

  1. IRCTC PNR status enquiry through online websites.
  2. Check current reservation status using SMS.
  3. Mobile Applications
  4. Railway enquiry counters at railway station.
  5. Final reservation charts at railway station.

IRCTC PNR Status Enquiry through online websites

Below I have listed some most reliable website to check your current PNR status.


Pnrdekho is an unofficial website which helps you to check pnr status instantly. Most rail travellers prefer pnrdekho because its process faster as compared to other websites. Rightnow, Pnrdekho is providing solo service for checking pnr status and in future its looking to expand their services.


This is official website of Indian railways to check PNR status. You can also check here some information like train station code, live status, train schedule and much more.


IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) is the only official partner of Indian Railways which handles online ticket booking. If you have booked ticket through IRCTC portal, then just login into IRCTC and click on ‘Booked Ticket History’ and later click on ‘Get PNR Status’.

Check current reservation status using SMS

Indian Railways has launched SMS services to check PNR status enquiry to enhance customer satisfaction because some passengers have no access to internet and they find very difficult to know their PNR status. Check below SMS numbers for quick railway PNR enquiry:

1. 139 SMS Service

IRCTC launched 139 SMS service to get PNR status on mobile through SMS. Just follow the below process to send message on 139.

PNR < your PNR number >

For Example: PNR 1234567890

2. 5676747 SMS service

Railzone is managing 5676747 SMS service to help passengers to know their PNR status. Follow below process to send message on 5676747.

Send PNR < your PNR number > and send it to 5676747

For Example: PNR 1234567890

Mobile Applications

There are lots of mobile application available to check train information’s like train schedule, pnr status, train live status and much more. Just open your playstore/appstore and search for “IRCTC app”.

Railway enquiry counters at railway station

Go to railway station and ask to railway enquiry counter attendee for your PNR status. In few big railway station, there is a system available to check instant ly PNR status.

Final reservation charts at railway station

You can check your PNR status in the final reservation charts which pasted on railway station notice board. They paste final reservation charts just 2 -3 hour before the schedule/arrival of a train.

Indian Railways Acronyms and Abbreviations

TermFull FormCategory
PNRPassenger Name RecordIndian Railways
WLWaiting ListIndian Railways
RACReservation Against CancellationIndian Railways
SLSleeper ClassIndian Railways
3AAC 3 TierIndian Railways
3 EAC 3 Tier EconomyIndian Railways
2SSecond SittingIndian Railways
FCFirst ClassIndian Railways
2AAC 2-Tier SleeperIndian Railways
1AFirst Class ACIndian Railways
GNGeneral QuotaIndian Railways
DFDefence QuotaIndian Railways
CKTatkal QuotaIndian Railways
SSTravelling Alone Female Quota (above 45 Year) / Senior Citizen QuotaIndian Railways
LDLadies QuotaIndian Railways
HPPhysically Handicapped QuotaIndian Railways

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