Booking an Indian Railways ticket could be a task in itself. There are times when you have to book the tickets months in advance to get confirmed births. In case you fail to do so, then know that ticket status requires constant attention for update. There is a chance that you might end up in a situation where you have to catch a train but aren’t able to check the PNR status due to the inability of a stable internet connection.
What comes as a relief is the fact that Indian Railways allows you to check your PNR status through SMS on your phone. The PNR number is a ten-digit unique number which is provided against every booked ticket by the Indian Railways. It informs you whether the ticket is confirmed, waitlisted or cancelled.
How to check Indian Railways PNR status through SMS
– Open message app on your phone
– Type ‘PNR’ in a new window
– Send this SMS to 139
– You will receive a message with all the details about your journey
The Indian Railways charges Rs 3 for each enquiry.
Steps against coronavirus
Indian Railways has taken several steps to fight the coronavirus outbreak including the screening of passengers on running trains. According to Railway Ministry officials, the national transporter officials have started the screening of passengers inside the trains in Thiruvanathpuram. The official said that the work of screening the passengers with thermal devices have been started with the help of state government.
It has also cancelled as many as 23 trains due to spread of coronavirus and non-occupancy of trains. The cancelled trains include Nizamuddin-CSMT Rajdhani Express, Nagpur-Mumbai Nandigram Express and Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express, among others.