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PNR Status

May 2nd, 2012 Comments off

PNR status of the Indian Railway is the short form of Passenger Name Record. It is a unique ten digit number which is printed on the ticket at the top left hand corner.  In case of those passengers who have reserved their accommodation and like to know the status of their ticket, the PNR number needs to be quoted while making the enquiry.

PNR StatusPNR number acts as the primary reference basically and assists in finding and updating the status for reservation and confirmation of ticket. It serves as the database for Railway Reservation system. One can easily find out the confirmation status by mobile and landline phone.

PNR represents the Passenger Current Status and online PNR Status Enquiry is available only between 0500 hrs to 2300 hrs IST.  In order to offer faster service now onwards, Indian Railways has decided that PNR Status will be available only for those PNR’s for which date of journey lies within 10 days (inclusive of current day).  Therefore, one needs to provide the details of journey date along with the PNR number for getting the current status.

Indian Railways has offered the facility of providing the Train PNR Status on the mobile phones. This has led to great relief and comfort for the passengers.  To get the PNR Status over the mobile phone, one need to type in 10 digit PNR number printed on the ticket and sends it via SMS to 9773300000.

PNRIndian Railways has collaborated with Google to offer this facility. By merely messaging the PNR number through cell phone one gets the ticket’s current status in addition to all other journey related details. While sending the SMS to the number 9773300000, one should not prefix 0 or +91. Best part of this service is that one is required to pay the price of standard SMS only and no premium charge is charged to the passengers.

PNR Checking for Southern Railways

January 6th, 2011 Comments off

Southern railways are one of the oldest divisions for the Indian railways; they started close to 6 decades back. Since then there has been no turning back for the railways. One of the unique features of these railways is that the maximum revenue for the railways comes from people travelling instead of freight that most of the other railways get. Southern railways contribute close to 10% of the total people traveling using the Indian railways. The train reservation bookings are done exactly the same way as it is done for the rest of the railways.

PNR status for southern Railways

PNR which stands for Passenger name and record is one of the most commonly used term in the Railways sector. As soon as one books the ticket, he or she is allocated with a PNR number. The PNR number is a unique identity number associated with every ticket that is booked using the Indian railways. No two tickets can have the same PNR number. It is with the help of this PNR that the reservation of tickets in India is done without any complexity. To know about the PNR status on southern railway one can actually visit the southern railway site, this site will give you the most current updates happening on the Southern circuit.

Website navigation

PNR Checking for Southern Railways The Indian railways have a different site for southern railways; in fact very recently they changed the URL for the site. The current site for Southern railways is www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in. As soon as you enter the site, there are lots of options on the display page itself. You can actually navigate through the site for any details. Be it train information, train running information, seat availability and almost everything that you require.

To specifically get information about the PNR status, all you need to do is in the main page of the site itself; right at the bottom of the page you have the passenger inquiry section. In that there is a link called the PNR enquiry, this when clicked on opens another page and in that page, which looks very strikingly similar to the Indian railways site one can type in the ten digits, PNR number mentioned on the ticket. You will get to the status of your ticket.

The PNR information is generally required if your tickets booked are still shown as RAC or Waiting list. The PNR status will exactly show you, the current status of tickets, whether the tickets have moved further or has it got confirmed. Apart from that an easy way of getting to know your PNR status is through the link on the main page itself. Right at the left hand corner, a small text box requires you to fill in the PNR number. On typing the numbers, the details of it are displayed on the screen. This is a quick link and a much easier way of getting the inputs.

PNR number is an integral part of the Indian railways, without with it is almost like a dead system.

Checking the Availability in Indian Railways

January 5th, 2011 Comments off

Indian railways have always been important in the life of most of the Indians. The reason being Railways has always been instrumental in providing better services, travel to the remotest area, speed, cost effective and many other things. Hence when surveys were conducted in India, on the best way to travel, all inclusive rich and poor, old and young preferred the Indian Railways.

Planning the travel

Generally once the holiday plans has been decided the preparation starts. If the mode of transport is decided to be as Indian Railways there is a plethora of activities that needs to be done. The first thing is to find whether there are trains available on the specified travel route. If it is a known route, and you have been visiting it for over the years then it is an easy task, but however; if it is a place that you never have traveled then a little research needs to be done.

Checking for availability

Checking the Availability in Indian RailwaysThe information of train availability is available on most of the Railways site. Once the destination has been fixed, it becomes an easier task to get the check done. You can either use www.indiarail.gov.in or you can also log on to www.irctc.co.in for this information. In IRCTC, type in the username and password, the site directs you to page where you can plan your travel. Click on the particular page, and one needs to fill in the “To” station code and the “From” station code. In case if you aren’t aware of the station code, then it is always recommended to check the station either from the Indian railways site or in this site itself. Ideally once you type in the name of the station a lot of options appear in the drop box you can select on the correct one, or click beside the station code and get the necessary information. Once the details of the travel has been mentioned, you need to type the date on which you are planning to take the journey, specify the type of ticket namely I ticket, e ticket and Tatkal. Select General or ladies according to the need and click on go. The screen will now display the list of trains available in the mentioned path, the arrival and departure time, and class details. Based on your time of convenience you can select the train details and go ahead.

Once that is done, a small screen appears which contains the fare details, the train number and the distance traveled and the weekdays on which it runs. Besides that it also provided the availability of the tickets in the particular class, you can accordingly change time, class and date and check whether there are seats available on this particular route during those days. Once confirmed, on all details you can book the tickets from this site. The same thing can be done on the Indian railways site, here you can either select train between stations or seat availability in the quick link section and in the Services section you can select Train schedule.

Travel plans on Indian railways are very easy to check.

Indian Railways, Seat Availability

January 4th, 2011 Comments off

We have all travelled using Indian railways on different occasions. However what impresses us it that over the years railways have changed a lot. They have become a lot customer oriented, their services are upgraded and they strive to do things so that they can remain in the competition. But however; due to its reach, Indian railways still own the monopoly of being the network used by most of the Indians for travel. Railways has made everything convenient for us now, including the two websites that the offer namely the www.indiangov.rail.co.in and www.irctc.co.in.

The Websites

Indian Railways – Seat Availability One of the major tasks involved is getting the tickets done. Most of us, if travelling for the first to a particular place using the Indian railways, would not know the trains available, the seat availability in it and for that matter even the fare details. You can get information about these things on a single site namely the www.indiangov.rail.co.in. This site has been a introduced more than a decade back and has been the backbone of increasing number of tech savvy people in the country. This site provides a comprehensive list of the details that you are looking for with reference to the railways.

To check seat availability.

To go anywhere the first thing you require is to check whether the seats are available for the train where you are likely to commence your journey from. For this all you need to do is go to the Indian railways site namely www.indiangov.rail.co.in , click on the quick link that for seat availability. On clicking on that a page displays which will show you the details of train number, the journey date and the start and the destination station codes. You will also need to fill in the details of which class of tickets you are looking for along with the quota, once all the information are put up check on click availability. This can be continued for different dates and different class. However; in case one isn’t aware of the station code and the train number, one can click on the check station codes below. There you can fill the to and from destination, the date and also specify the time you are looking for to go. Once the details are typed, including the time preference a list of trains appear on the screen. All that needs to done here is click on the trains which is most suitable and most comfortable for the traveler and get the seats available for the train. In case if there are no seats available for this train, this exercise can be repeated with some other train.

Once the train and other travel plans and the seat availability is looked after you can proceed to the irctc site to get the bookings done for the particular train. In the Indian railways main page itself on quick links, you will find Internet reservation; this site will directly take you to www.irctc.co.in.

Ticket booking and checking for seats was never so easier and that too sitting in the luxuries of our house.

PNR System, An Easy Way Out for Railways

January 3rd, 2011 Comments off

With the advent of technology, lots of things have been changing around us. Life is getting comfortable with things being available at the click of the mouse or just by dialing on the phone. So has life at Indian Railways, the long queues at the reservation counters are now done away with and are now available at the click of the mouse. Technology has also embraced the Indian railways in a big way. Sometimes, we may sit and wonder as to how the whole system works in Railways, as we are aware that at the same time, someone is doing the booking for the same train on the same date and class. Well the Indian Railways has very efficiently drawn up the system of PNR which stands for Passenger Name Record. Let’s get in detail to know more about PNR.

PNR System The minute you end up booking a ticket, a unique number is generated for each of the tickets that has been booked. The same number cannot be generated at some other counter, or through some other online sites. This number is useful for us to track the details of the tickets, to claim any refund from the railways. A search for this number at any of the railway site or railway counter will let you know the details like train used for traveling, date of travel and how many tickets have been booked under it. A maximum of only six tickets can be booked under a single PNR number.

PNR number forms a very important means for tracking the status of the ticket, if while booking the status comes across as W/L (Waiting List) or RAC (Reservation against Cancellation). If the status of the ticket is confirmed, then there is no need to track the PNR number. However when the travel date is nearing, and you need to know the status of the ticket, all you need to do is key in your PNR number on the Indian Railways site under the quick links “PNR Status” and get your status checked. This detail will keep you realistically updated about your travel plans. In case, the waiting list that you have received doesn’t seem to moving, then you can always look for alternative means of travel. One can either resort to traveling on some other date, or get a Tatkal done if the travel plans can’t be delayed then.

That was for Waiting list tickets; however PNR also helps in for tickets where the status is RAC. This is nothing but you get your tickets confirmed when anyone from the confirmed list cancels the tickets. The ideal time to check the RAC status is just 3 hours before the journey, when the charts are put. You can key in your PNR number on the Indian railways site or you can text across the PNR number over a mobile phone and get the details checked.

Thus you see, this ten digit number has been doing most of the work for railways. The whole system of railways is dependent on this single number.

PNR : Easy Way to Check Tickets

January 2nd, 2011 Comments off

Travelling in India has changed drastically. With the advancement of technology, life has become easier. Speed, luxury has now taken over the minds of the people. One of the best ways to travel across the length and the breadth of the country is through railways. Railways reach the remotest part of the country and now with improved services, laymen like us have little things to crib about. With internet revolution on the rise getting the tickets booked online has also become an easy task.

Booking tickets

PNR : Easy Way to Check Tickets Gone are the days, when booking tickets was a task that one would not want to indulge in, however now we can do it sitting at the convenience of our home and with just a mouse click. Tickets for railways can be booked through reservation counters spread across the country or through online booking. More and more people from big cities and towns are sticking to online booking as it is very convenient to do so. But have you ever wondered that in a country like India where population is so high how many people at the same time must be trying to get the tickets done for the same train at the same date. Perplexed right as to how the whole system works?

PNR

The whole system works on one magic term – PNR. PNR, the abbreviation stands for Passenger Name Record. Railways rely on this number big time; this is the unique code that is available on a every ticket. No two tickets can have the same PNR number and most of the railways work is done using the PNR number. The minute you book the ticket, be it online or at any reservation counter the ticket that is booked will have a specific number tagged to it. This number helps the passenger to connect with the railways in case of any dues and refunds.

How to check using PNR

Many a times when the tickets are booked, depending upon the availability of the tickets your status is decided. If there are already seats available then you have a confirmed ticket. However if your tickets are not confirmed and the status is RAC (Reservation against cancellation) or Waiting list, then the PNR will help you to track the current status of your ticket. For checking using PNR number, all you need to do is go to site www.indianrail.gov.in and select on PNR status. Type in the PNR number and find out the current status. The status will be displayed on the screen. The most up to date information that you can get about the PNR is once the chart has been put up, that is exactly 3 hours before the train is scheduled to depart from the source station. With a PNR number, it is like searching your details amongst a lakh other people. Now a day, checking of ticket status is also possible by sending the PNR details using a mobile phone.

So if you look at it, the complex Indian railway system has become easier just with a help of a 10 digit number.

Northern Indian Railway Routes, Time Table, PNR

August 12th, 2009 Comments off

Northern Railway Zone offers the facility of online reservation to its passengers where in they can book their tickets in advance for the various

Northern Railway station

destinations. In addition to the online reservation, passengers can book their tickets from various reservation offices of Northern Railways and through various authorized travel agents.

Details of the reservation of trains plying though northern railway zone can be obtained by using the following phone numbers at the various stations of this zone.

Station

Reservation Enquiry

IVRS Arr/Dep of trains

IVRS Reservation Status

Ambala

NA

132

132

Amethi

222131

NA

NA

Amritsar

2566486

133

133

Amroha

259004

1335,63661-62

1335,63661-62

Bareilly

2470131

1335,568161-164

1335,568161-164

Beas

NA

133

133

Bhatinda

NA

132

NA

Chandigarh

NA

132

132

Delhi Area

131

1330 & 1335

1330 & 1335

Deharadun

2629485

1335,624002,

624002, 622131

Haridwar

242931

1335, 426477-80

1335, 426477 – 80

Hardoi

220131

1335, 35048

1335, 35048

Gurgaon

6307816

NOT AVAILABLE

NOT AVAILABLE

Jalandhar City

NOT AVAILABLE

133

133

Jammu TaviI

NOT AVAILABLE

133

133

Kalka

NOT AVAILABLE

NOT AVAILABLE

NOT AVAILABLE

Kanpur

1322

1335

1335

Lucknow

135,636,132

1332, 1332

1330, 1335

Ludhiana

NOT AVAILABLE

133

133

Meert City

NOT AVAILABLE

NOT AVAILABLE

NOT AVAILABLE

Moradabad

410131, 413152

325707 – 325710, 1335

325707 – 325710, 1335

Northern RailwayNorthern Railway offers the facilities of the AC & NON AC Retiring Rooms and Dormitories at several important stations that can be booked on the basis of “first come first serve” by making the payment of prescribed charges. These act as the transit accommodation for passengers.

In order to avail this facility one should be having a valid ticket for an inward/outward journey as well as one should be entitled to apply for the utilizing of the Retiring rooms and Dormitory beds.  One may ask for the application forms from the station Managers and Matron of the Retiring room Dormitories.

West Central Railways, Western Central Railways PNR, Availability, Tickets

July 29th, 2009 Comments off

West Central Railway is one of the significant railway zones of the Indian Railways. The office of this railway zone is headquartered at Jabalpur and it is comprises of two divisional headquarters including Jabalpur Division and Bhopal Division.

West Central RailwayInitially Jabalpur was part of the central Railway and Bhopal was under Kota Division. West Central Railway stretches in the West-East direction from Khandwa to Manikpur. It covers Bina in the North-South direction. In addition to handle increasing passenger traffic smoothly, West Central Railway is also prominent as a vital freight corridor.

West Central Railway zone is serving the 39 districts of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The zone embraces 2911 kilometers of railway tracks involving 1328 kilometers of the electrified tracks. Chief tourist sites covered by West Central Railway zone comprises of Bird sanctuary of Bharatpur, The hill station of Panchmarhi and National Reserve Forests of Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh and Kanha-Kisli

Important railway stations belongs to the West Central Railway are Bhopal, Kota, Jabalpur, Ganjbasoda, Hoshangabad, Habibganj, Vidisha, Harda, Guna, Katni, Bharatpur, Itarsi, and Bina.  This zone West maintains excellent equilibrium of passenger and freight traffic.

Jabalpur Division covers region which have a large number cement plants and Satna-Rewa cluster is noteworthy for large scale cement shipment. In addition to cement other items which are frequently transported via Jabalpur and Bhopal division arelimestone, bauxite, LPG,dolomite, etc

Approximately 75 million passengers travel by western central railway every year which generates the passenger earnings of about Rs 386 crores for the railways.  The total annual earning of western central railway is Rs. 1269 crores considering the other coaching earnings like parcel traffic of Rs. 25.64 crores.

West Central RailwayWest Central Railway possesses two key marshalling yards at New Katni Junction and Itarsi Junction. It contains three electric loco sheds with a entire fleet of 349 electric locomotives. It also contains two diesel loco sheds with an entire fleet of 349 diesel locomotives. This is to ensure the smooth management of railway traffic along the western railways tracks.

South Western Railway – South Western Railways Availability, PNR status, Tickets

July 23rd, 2009 Comments off

South Western Railway is the state of the art and technologically advanced railway zones of the Indian Railways. The offices of the South Western Railway Zone are headquartered at Hubli in the state of Karnataka. It comprises of three divisions including Bangalore Division, Hubli Division and Mysore Division.

South Western RailwaySouth Western Railway was structured on April 1, 2003 by integrating Hubli Division of South Central Railway with Bangalore Divisions and Mysore Divisions belonging to Southern Railway.  It is the 16th railway zone of the Indian Railways.

Areas covered by South Western Railway Zone include Karnataka and some portions of Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra. It also encompasses some of the important cities across various states.

South Western Railway is famous for generating high revenue and traffic even though it is one of the smallest zones of the Indian Railway. The zone handles heavy rush of passengers including a major portion of tourists from India as well as abroad.

Bangalore division is the leading and vital division of all the zones of South Western Railway and it is distinguished for heavy traffic.  There are lots of important trains operating in this zone like Lalbagh Express, Udyan Express and Shatabdi Express that connects Bangalore and Chennai.

South Western RailwaySouth Western Railway highlights several advanced telecommunication and other high tech features that assist in the smooth operations of the various the trains running through the zone. The existence of technologically advanced signaling system coupled with proficient maintenance staff makes certain the complete safety and security of the passengers travelling by South Western Railway zone.

After the completion of the proposed Hubli-Ankola line, railway network would enhance further and drive greater economic activity. It will also connect the Konkan Railway section at three points Madgaon, Ankola and Mangalore between Mangalore and Roha.



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