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Check PNR status of your IRCTC reservations online. Your IRCTC PNR status includes your journey details, booking status, current status (coach number, berth number, quota) and charting status. Simply enter the 10-digit PNR number printed on the top left corner of your ticket, and click the Get PNR Status button.

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PNR Status Explained

Indian Railways uses short codes to indicate booking status, current status, coach class, and quotas. You will find here explanations of the various codes.

PNR Status Flow

PNR Status Codes

The below status codes appear in the Current Status column of PNR status.

PNR status codes and their descriptions
Status Code Description
Can/ModCancelled or modified passenger
CNFConfirmed (coach & berth numbers available after chart preparation)
ConfirmedConfirmed (coach & berth numbers available after chart preparation)
RAC #Reservation against cancellation number
ReleasedOriginal ticket cancelled, but alternative accommodation provided. Enquire with new PNR.
W/L #Waiting list number

Coach Codes

Indian Railways uses the below letters to classify and identify their carriages. A coach number appears with an allocated berth number in the Booking Status and/or the Current Status column of PNR status.

Coach codes and their descriptions
Coach Code Description
A2-tier air conditioned
ABCombination of 2-tier air conditioned and 3-tier air conditioned
B3-tier air conditioned
CAir conditioned chair car
DBookable second class seat
DECombination of second class & executive chair class
EExecutive chair class
EXTExtra coach
FFirst class non-air conditioned
G3-tier air conditioned (Garib Rath)
HFirst class air conditioned
HACombination of first class air conditioned & 2-tier air conditioned
HBCombination of first class air conditioned & 3-tier air conditioned
JChair class air-conditioned (Garib Rath)
RARAC 2-tier air conditioned
RBRAC 3-tier air conditioned
RGRAC 3-tier air conditioned (Garib Rath)
RSRAC sleeper class
SSleeper class
SESecond class executive chair

Quota Codes

Some of the berths in a train may be made available to passengers based on the quota policy of that train. The below quota codes appear in the Booking Status column of the PNR status table. Some of these codes are combined with one of the codes listed in the PNR Status Codes table above in order to extend the meaning of a quota. For example, PQWL would stand for Pooled Quota Waiting List.

Quota codes and their descriptions
Quota Code Description
CKTatkal quota
DFDefence quota
DPDuty pass quota
FTForeign tourist quota
GNGeneral quota
GNRSGeneral quota road side
HOHigh official / head quarters quota
HPPhysically handicapped quota
LBLower berth
LDLadies quota
OSOut station
PHParliament house quota
PQPooled quota
RC/RACReservation against cancellation
RERailway employee staff on duty for the train
RSRoad side
SSFemale (above 45 years) / Senior citizen / Travelling alone

Note: In case final charts have not been prepared, the current status may upgrade/downgrade at a later stage.

PNR Status by SMS

You may like to check IRCTC PNR status via SMS if you do not have immediate access to the Internet. Indian Railway's SMS service provides a way to check IRCTC PNR status using mobile phones. A passenger needs to send an SMS on 57886 through a mobile phone to get any kind of information on railways.

You can perform enquiries like train alert, IRCTC PNR status, train status, seat availability, train schedule, train information, train time table, train fare etc offered on the Indian Railways website. You can view such information on a mobile phone through SMS facility. To receive a list of available SMS commands, simply send TRAIN to 5676747. You will get a reply similar to: "Welcome to railzone. Reply with PNR - PNR Status, TL - Train List, TA - Ticket Availability, e.g sms PNR to get PNR status." Now to check your IRCTC PNR status, send a message PNR <PNR NUMBER> to 5676747. If your PNR number is 123456789, then an example of a valid message would be PNR 1234567890. You will get a reply similar to: "PNR No. 1234567890 , 1. RAC 33, 2. Confirmed AS2 34, 2952 Mumbai Rajdhani, New Delhi - Kota, 17 Aug".

Visit one of the official pages below for more information on the mobile service providers and the keywords to be used in SMS:

To receive railway information through voice, you can call 139 from your BSNL, MTNL, Airtel, Vodafone etc landlines. Most of the telecom service providers support 139. If you have internet connection at home, you will probably prefer to go online to check PNR status of your railway reservation. The advantage is that you do not need to pay any SMS or phone call charges. Another advantage is that you can quickly print or email the reservation status.

Passenger Name Record (PNR)

PNR stands for Passenger Name Record. A unique 10-digit PNR is assigned to each railway reservation whether it is done online or by visiting a railway reservation counter. You can easily locate PNR number on the top left corner of a railway ticket. To know the current status of a railway reservation, a passenger must use the PNR number. The image below shows PNR on an Indian Railways ticket.

PNR on an Indian Railways Ticket

PNR on an Indian Railways Ticket

A PNR is generated by the Indian Railways automated system known as CRS (Central Reservation System) only after a passenger provides information such as passenger name, gender, age, berth preference, train number, date of journey, class of travel, contact information, and so on. A passenger provides these details online or by writing them on a printed reservation slip.

If you book your ticket online, you can locate the PNR number on your e-ticket or i-ticket. After a booking is completed online, IRCTC also sends an SMS along with the 10-digit PNR number. A sample SMS would look like, "PNR:6603462007, TRAIN:12313, DOJ:22-06-12, 3A, SDAH TO NDLS, SUMIT AGARWAL, B6 56, FARE:1535, SC:20+PG CHGS."

Once an advance reservation is complete, the CRS issues a PNR, which remains the same regardless of any further changes made to the reservation details. However an exception is made if a multiple passenger reservation is split with some of the passengers cancelling or changing to a different itinerary.

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