PNR Status | Indian Railways Passenger Reservation Enquiry

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CAN / MODCancelled or Modified Passenger
CNF / ConfirmedConfirmed (Coach/Berth number will be available after chart preparation)
RACReservation Against Cancellation
WL #Waiting List Number
RLWLRemote Location Wait List
GNWLGeneral Wait List
PQWLPooled Quota Wait List
REGRET/WLNo More Booking Permitted
RELEASEDTicket Not Cancelled but Alternative Accommodation Provided
R# #RAC Coach Number Berth Number
WEBCANRailway Counter Ticket Passenger cancelled through internet and Refund not collected
WEBCANRFRailway Counter Ticket Passenger cancelled through internet and Refund collected
RQWLRoadside Quota Waitlist
DPWLDuty Pass Waitlist
TQWLTatkal Quota Waitlist

Indian Railways PNR Status

What is PNR?

PNR is short name for Passenger Name Record. It is a record in the database of Indian Railways Computer Reservation System (IR-CRS) against journey details for a passenger or a group of passengers are saved.

Specifically when a reserved railway ticket is booked for a train in Indian Railways, all the details of passengers are stored in database of centralized reservation system. These details of a passenger or a group of passengers are associated with a unique ten digit number. This reference number is called PNR and it is printed on the reservation ticket.

Passenger's personal information like name, gender, age etc. is saved in the database against this reference number. It includes booking status and current status of the ticket (whether the ticket has been confirmed, it is on waiting list (WL) or it is under reservation against cancellation (RAC) or confirmed with coach and seat number).

As we all know every train has limited number of seats and sometimes one may not get a confirmed reserved ticket. Booking status of such waitlist (W/L) or reservation against cancellation (RAC) ticket changes when there is any availability of reserved seats due to cancellation. This new current reservation status is generally known as PNR status or current status.

After the travel or journey of passengers PNR is flushed or deleted, so that same PNR can be used again for new railway ticket.

How to check Indian Railways PNR Status?

  1. Enter PNR Number (10 digit without hyphen (-))
  2. Enter Captcha answer (if asked or captcha image shown)
  3. Click Get Pnr Status button.

PNR Status will be shown with following details :

  • Train Number, Train Name, Boarding Date, Reserved Class
  • From Station, To Station, Boarding Station, Reservation Upto Station
  • Passenger count with booking and current status
  • Charting status, Train status
  • Additional information if any (eg. Journey Realloted/Upgraded in Upper Class from 2S to CC)

Indain Railway PNR Status works or can be checked on any desktop, tablet, smartphone and basic mobile.

Where to find PNR number on ticket?

PNR number is generally printed at the top left corner of the printed tickets (tickets that are taken from railway station booking window). In case of the ETicket (tickets that are booked online or through IRCTC website), it is mentioned at top in separate cell in table.