The PNR stands for Passenger Name Record when referring to PNR Status Enquiry. It should not be confused with Passenger Number Record, also referred to as "PNR", which is a number that passengers are allotted to enable them to check on their reservation status online.
However, PNR status may include booking status with information on whether the ticket is confirmed or on the waiting list (WL).
Also, the status can indicate if the ticket is under the reservation against the cancellation (RAC) as well as providing crucial information regarding the time of arrival and departure for the trains.
In addition, the PNR status also contains details mostly of the seat number, the coach and the train boarding fee paid by the passenger.
By providing 10 digit PNR Number, users can only view passengers list and train details associated to provided PNR number. Users cannot see any results if provided PNR number is Invalid or Flushed.
You don't have to worry about checking your PNR status. It is just simple; you need to enter the PNR number allotted to you on the search bar at www.getpnr.com/pnr-status.
Once you have entered your number, the PNR status on your ticket will appear.
Even though you will expect your PNR number to be on the top-left corner of your train ticket, the number on the e-ticket will appear on the top half of the printed page.
The Indian Railway Enquiry system runs a database where all the necessary information regarding passengers is stored. To get the PNR status, the system generates a 10-digit PNR Number when the passenger makes the booking online.
On the other hand, a single PNR number can cater for a maximum of six passengers in case of group bookings.