Getting PNR Status And Facilities To Check Helps Travellers In Many Ways

Nov 23rd 2014 at 11:17 PM

Travelling by train or airplane can be a problem, if people arrive for boarding but find the transport means to be delayed or cancelled. Sometimes, people are not sure about their confirmation of tickets and so, they can do so by checking for their passenger name record or PNR numbers.

PNR is a unique ten digit code provided by the Indian Railways, to people who book tickets for travelling in the train. This is one of the unique ids provided for the purpose of boarding a train and staking a claim in the seat, allotted to people, who go for reservation of berths in the compartments of any train between any destinations.

Provision of unique number of PNR for passengers in Indian Railways
Whenever a train ticket is booked, the ticket slip gets a certain PNR numbers, even though the booking is for one person or for more than one person. As a result, when people are travelling in a single ticket, they have their identification through that particular ticket, where their names in short, age and seat numbers are mentioned, along with the name and number of the train and the time of arrival and departure at and from destinations.
So, a ticket carries all the information necessary for travelling by people and all this information is assembled under the unique id of the ticket, which is the PNR. Any queries related to the ticketing can be done by providing the PNR number at the railway station or in the computer nowadays.

Knowing seat status of confirmation through use of PNR
Since the ticketing in the present day scenario is done through online means, the PNR number is printed on the computer generated ticket also, which can be used by the passengers to enquire about their ticket status. While this particular number is useful as an id for the passengers, it is also used to enquire about different features related to the travel.
With the process of PNR status, they can know whether their seats have been confirmed. This will be necessary for people, who have booked in Reservation Against Cancellation or RAC category or in Waiting List category. Unless the RAC and WL are not changed into a confirmed seat or berth, it wouldn’t be possible for them to travel. So, after booking the tickets without confirmation, people will have to check PNR status to know this particular information.

Checking arrival of trains through internet by using PNR number
To know the arrival of a train in a particular station, the PNR status can also be checked. By clicking the digits in the given section in the Indian Railways official site or other related portals, people can know about the time of arrival of the train and accordingly arrive in the station in time to catch the train.

This can be done through the internet portals and nowadays it is also possible to be carried out through mobile internet. The facility to Check PNR Status is being given much importance in the modern day as all efforts are being made by the Indian Railways to computerise its operations and this is one of the ways for doing so, and also adds convenience to passengers’ journey.

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