Sunday, June 19, 2011

This service is officially provided by IRCTC but the only downside of using it (3 Digit short code) is, you will end up paying premium SMS charges
  • Send an SMS with the text PNR followed by the PNR number (without any spaces) to 139
    For ex.: “PNR2528794587” to 139
  • Alternatively, you can use other short code of Indian railways – 5676747
    Send an SMS “PNR<space><your PNR number>” to 5676747For ex.: “PNR 2528794587” to 5676747

Checking PNR by SMS using 10 digit regular mobile number:

If you happen to check your PNR status for about 3-4 times a day at a specific time interval, then you may find the previous tip quite useless, as you will be billed at premium rates for sending SMS to the mentioned 3 digit short codes. Here is another service by Google that lets you check PNR by sending an SMS to a regular 10 digit Indian mobile number:
  • Send an SMS with just the PNR number to “9773300000
    For ex. SMS: “2528794587” to 9773300000

indian railway PNR on mobileChecking PNR status using your GPRS enabled phone:

If you have a data plan enabled on your mobile, then just point your mobile browser to and put your PNR status on the “Check PNR” field.

Checking PNR by Calling Indian Railways Helpline:

In case you prefer calls over SMS and GPRS, then you have another option. Just call the Indian railways helpline at 139 and follow the IVRS (Interactive Voice Response) to know your PNR/booked ticket’s status.