PNR Number is assigned to the tickets issued to the passengers when they have advance reservation of booking tickets in the Indian railways. PNR Number is a 10 digit number. Indian railway passengers are given RAC and Waiting list when berths are full. Waiting list passengers are provided with berths when some cancellations occur in the confirmed list of passengers. Passengers often find it difficult to make enquiry for the status of their tickets for reservation of berths in the trains.
Enquiry for PNR status of railway tickets can be had by calling 139 from any land line phone/ mobile phone in India. There is no need to add any suffix or code to 139 for both land line phones and mobile phones. Passengers calling from Delhi and Mumbai can find PNR status by directly dialing PNR number followed by 139 for both land line phone numbers and Mobile phones. Passengers can also have enquiry of the PNR status of Indian railway reservation tickets by sending SMS to 139 from Mobile phones and land line phones. Passengers of Indian railways can have the PNR Status enquiry by sending SMS “PNR (space) PNR Number” to 139. PNR status can be found by visiting the official website of Indian railways at www.indianrail.gov.in/pnr_stat.html and entering the PNR number gives the PNR status of the ticket.