The PNR number is a special 10-digit number that is allocated to each ticket after it has been booked. When the ticket is booked, a unique number is assigned with all the passenger and travel information.
On the top left-hand side of your train ticket, you can find your 10 digit unique PNR number and it is also stored at the time of generation in Indian Railways along with all the passenger information and the name of the travel and coach, number, etc.
How often is it possible to check the PNR status?
- If your ticket is on the WL or RAC list, checking the status of your PNR number is very critical.
- If you book your ticket, it is recommended that you check the status of your PNR number at least once before boarding the train, as it will tell you all the information you need to know about your train, berth, seat, etc.
- Once you have confirmed your ticket, checking the PNR status once is sufficient as all the information regarding your journey has been confirmed and by once checking your PNR status, you can find out everything about your travel.
- If your ticket is on the Wait List or RAC List, however, it is critical that you periodically review your PNR status. Once there is a change in the movement of the train, the timetable and the ticket cancellation by any passenger it will be updated.
Therefore, it is very important to check your PNR status at least once before you depart and more than once if you are on the WL or RAC list to find out if your reservation is confirmed or not. Passengers are not notified about the changes that occur most of the time.