Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Check PNR Status Online

A PNR is the abbreviated form of Passenger Name Record (PNR) in the travelling industry. PNR is a record of the route of the passenger or group of passengers travelling together in the database of Computerized Reservation System. The PNR is initially introduced in the airline industry services to exchange reservation information in case the passenger requires multiple flights to complete their journey. But now the usage of PNR is extended to booking of railway ticket, hotel, car rentals, tour etc. 

Previously we face difficulty when we think of checking the Indian railway PNR status. We required to go to the railway station, stand in a long queue to know the update status of or ticket. But now, with the PNR number and with internet facility, you can check the status of your reservation ticket, without going anywhere by sitting at your home or office. All this become possible due to technological innovation.

Following information is required to generate PNR:

Name of the passenger or passengers traveling together in a group.
Details of the travel agent or airline office (It is usually the IATA code 8 digits of travel agency or airline office)
Ticket details
Route at least a portion of travel
Name of the person who provides the information to travel.
There are no specific rules or guidelines for the layout and content of a PNR. However, most CRS were similarities in the content and format of data to meet the needs of PNR data mapping effort to AIRIMP messages. 

How to get PNR Status online

Just enter your 10 digit PNR Number in the given box and hit the "Get PNR Status" button. Within a span of time, your status will display on your desktop screen. Passengers from several Railway zones including Southern, Northern, Western and Central can track the status of their reservation using this instinctive interface. There are several ways to get the PNR status including checking the PNR status online on the IRCTC site, by phone, mobile using SMS or using the services of various travel websites.

The main problem that people face while air and railway ticket booking is the confirmation of journey. They are worried that whether the ticket is confirmed or stuck of in the waiting list. To overcome this problem the Indian Railway has initiated by introducing the PNR Status check facility, where people can check status of their tickets via internet and avoid harassment.