About 14,300 trains are being operated by the Indian Railways. Almost two million passengers travel every day by train in India and it shoots up to double or triple times higher during mega festivals and vacation season. In this scenario, booking ticket in advance for journey is a must. Indian Railways allow the passengers to book their tickets 120 days prior to journey date which means the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for any train opens before 120 days from the scheduled date of Journey. In such condition, booking tickets in waiting list has become a common phenomenon. After booking, the confirmation probability of the tickets varies depending on many factors and quota seat allotment is one of them. Just making a reservation for train travel doesn’t ensure passengers a confirmed ticket for journey via train, but it is the confirmed ticket status which allows the passenger to journey. It is advisable for the passengers to check PNR status online on regular basis to get details on ticket confirmation.
What is PNR Status?
When we reserve a ticket for a train journey, it is issued against a unique set of 10 digit numbers called PNR. PNR stands for “Passenger Name Record” which contains information of the passenger traveling in a particular train. PNR is generated by the railway reservation department. This specific 10 digit number should be checked online to know details about the status of the ticket.
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