What is pnr?
Passenger Name Record (PNR) is a unique number that identifies your booking, which is issued by Indian Railway for passengers. Indian Railways (and hence IRCTC) has a 10-digit numeric PNR number. PNR is per ticket and not per person.
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.
PNR Status through SMS/Phone
Indian Railways allows you to check the PNR status of your reservation in few other ways. You can use SMS or regular phone. If you use the SMS service, then you will get a response back with reservation details including seat number. Please be aware that these services may charge you.
SMS: PNR <10-digit PNR Number> to 54959. For example PNR 1234567890
SMS: PNR <10-digit PNR Number> to 139
SMS: PNR <10-digit PNR number> to 5676747
SMS: IRPNR <10-digit PNR Number> to 57886
Phone: Dial 139 for PNR enquiry, arrival departure of trains, fares, accommodation and availability