Have you ever wondered what PNR means? Well, PNR stands for Passenger Name Record. If you use the train frequently in India, you will know all about the PNR system. Also, you will know all about the need to ensure that your train ticket is confirmed before the day or time of departure. Well, some years ago, the system of confirming train tickets or checking PNR status was very long and stressful. Yes, you will have to go all the way from your home to the railway station to do just that. However; it is a different story today. There are so many methods that have been set up to make the process less stressful.
There are many official websites that have been designed to offer easy PNR status enquiry information to passengers. With these websites, all you need to do is enter in your 10 digit number into the box made available to you. After that, click the submit button and you are done. You will be given the entire data of your ticket and if it is still pending or has been confirmed. This process is not only fun but very convenient. This is because; you can get all the information you need from the comfort of your home.
One other method that has gained immense popularity has to do with SMS. With the SMS method of checking PNR status, all you will need is to have a code to send your message to like 58888, etc. Depending on the mobile service provider you use, settings or processes might vary. This means, you must make sure you find out from your service provider. Using the SMS method is extremely convenient and so much fun. However; you must note that, charges apply to getting information on status of PNR with this method.
Another method is to dial 139 which is a toll free number from your landline. After the three digit number has been dialed, follow the voice prompt. When voice prompt also known as interactive voice response is followed well, the best results will be achieved.