Confirming your PNR status with TravelKhana
You must have heard about the term PNR. It is one of the most crucial things when it comes to booking train tickets. Do you know what PNR means?
PNR is an acronym of Passenger Name Record. This unique number is generated for each ticket and stored in the Computer Reservation System database. The concept of the PNR number was first introduced by the airlines. More often people need to hop on to connecting flights to reach their final destination. In order to make sharing of passenger details easier and more effective, a PNR number system became functional. With time, the Indian Railways also adopted this system. A few basic information and the travel details of the passenger are stored in the PNR number.
Generally, a PNR number contains passenger details like Name, Sex, Age, DOB and Berth preference. It also has travel details like the Ticket No, Coach No., Seat No., Date, place up to which destination the ticket is reserved, Class and Quota. The PNR number also states the mode of payment that has been used to buy the tickets.Waiting List Tickets and their Confirmation Precedence
Why is the PNR number so crucial?
The PNR number is absolutely crucial for the Computer Reservation System database to store passenger information. But the PNR number is also extremely important for you. Your PNR number will be listed on the right-hand side top corner of your ticket. It is typically a combination of three and seven digits, thus forming a hyphenated ten-digit number. Once you know this number, you can check PNR Status. Wondering why do you need to check your PNR status? Well, think about it. If you want to double check your reservation a couple of days before your travel, then you can do so with the help of your PNR number.
The PNR number comes most in handy when you do not have a confirmed ticket. Let's say that you have RAC (Reservation against Cancellation) or a Waitlisted ticket. How do you know whether your ticket has moved up on the list? How do you keep a track on the progress of your booking? Well, all you need to do is know your PNR number, and you can check your booking status either online or via SMS. With just a click of your button, you will be available to access your booking status!
How do I check my PNR status?
There are mainly four ways through which you can check PNR Status. First, through the online portals, second, through SMS services, third, through various applications downloaded on your phone or personal computer, and fourth, once the reservation chart is put up four hours before the time of your travel.
Let us take a look at these options one by one to understand them better:
Through online portals:
The most common way to check out the status of your booking with the help of your PNR number is through online portals. Most of us have internet facilities in your phones these days, and hence, accessing the sites is no difficulty at all.
This is where TravelKhana comes really in handy. TravelKhana provides you with the option of ordering meals and getting them delivered at the desired stations, hot and fresh! It has tie-ups with various restaurants in many Indian cities and hence their service is very effective. Apart from its basic function of making sure that you get the dish that you want to eat on your journey, it also provides you the option of checking the status of your ticket, through the PNR tracking method. All you have to do is visit the page, and it provides you the option to check PNR Status.
Another online portal that makes your PNR tracking really easy is IRCTC. They are officially tied with the Indian Railways and every online booking or cancellation of any ticket that is done through IRCTC. You can visit their site, enter your PNR number and check the status of your booking.
It is really helpful for your journey if you keep these two online portals in mind.
If you do not have internet connection on your phone or wish for an instant update on your booking, then memorize the number 139. All you have to do is type 'PNR' and send it to 139. Within a few minutes, they will send your ticket details and other necessary information.
Through applications on your smartphone:
There are various mobile applications available that provide you an option to check out your PNR status. Download them and keep them on your phone since they come really in handy on the day of your travel to get some last moment checking done.
Help at the Enquiry counter of the Railways:
If you want to keep it traditional, then you can take the pain of going to the enquiry helpdesk, give them your PNR number and enquire about your booking status. However, if you are planning to visit the counter on the day of your travel, then make sure that you reach the station with enough time in hand since there just might be a queue outside it! It is best if you avoid this method and opt for any of the above three ones.
Few things to remember while travelling in trains
You need to carry your tickets on your journey. There are generally two types of tickets available. I-ticket, the one which you collect directly from the railway booking counter and E-ticket, the one which you book through IRCTC. You need to carry a print out of this ticket or the SMS, which IRCTC will send to your registered mobile number. Also, when you are travelling with an E-ticket, you have to make sure that you carry one age and ID proof with you.
Lastly, most important of all, do not forget whatever meal you feel like eating while on your journey, TravelKhana is always with you. All you have to do is select the restaurant from the ones they have registered with them (which is quite frankly, a lot!), select a meal of your choice, confirm your order and TravelKhana will have the food waiting for you at the mentioned station!
You neither have to wait nor do you have to check; once you confirm your order, it is confirmed from TravelKhana!