Posted on December 7, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

Get Indian Railway Information on Mobile via SMS or Call

Indian Railways has been a mixed blessing for us Indians. There was a time when the railways timetable booklet was referred to as the ‘joke book’ of Rail ministry. Waiting at the station for hours for the train to come was a regular incident.

And booking tickets was a matter of real drudgery. Long queues, unreliable information and frustrating behaviour were all part and parcel of train travelling.

Until recently, the situation remained almost unchanged. In the era of high-tech speed, we had to go to physical centres to book tickets. We had a website, but there was always a chance that it would not work properly.

Today, fortunately, things are changing. Now, e-ticketing is a reality. Along with this and other facilities, SMS booking has been launched, and for sure, this is going to change the experience of Indian Railways forever.

  • The Initial Stages –

Previously, the Indian Railways website could only book a meagre 2000 tickets per minute. When the site crashed under excessive passenger traffic, the Ministry of Railways took initiatives to re-launch the site. The new site can book 7200 tickets per minute. Last year along with the new site launch, the SMS ticket booking and information system was also launched. Now obtaining any news regarding the Indian Railways is a matter of sending an SMS.

  • The Process –

Before you press the send button, there are a few steps to cover. Let’s look at the process:

  1. The process works on the foundation of Immediate Payment Service or IMPS supported by banks. You need to have an account with a bank, which supports IMPS. Currently, almost all banks do that. You also need to have the Mobile Money Identifier or the MMID code of seven digits for the transaction.
  2. You have to create your own IRCTC account. When you need to enter the phone number, please enter the number, which you have registered in the bank through which the payment will be processed.
  3. As you are done with the IRCTC account and your bank’s MMID, a One Time Password or OTP will be sent to you from your bank.
  4. Now send the SMS to 139. It should read like BOOK (Train number) (Train code) Passenger name passenger gender, etc. you can book up to six seats through the SMS.
  5. IRCTC will send an SMS with fare and seat availability as well as the transaction ID.
  6. Send PAY IMPS IRCTC user ID to 139.
  7. As the confirmation message arrives, just show the message while you board the train or the checker comes. There is no need to print anything.

At the first go, the process may seem a bit complicated. But just think about standing the lines or the frustration in case of internet failure, soon you will get accustomed with this process. And considering a meagre fee of Rs. 3 per SMS and a lot of ease, booking tickets through SMS is really the dream of any Indian Railways traveller.

  • Other Services –

Other than booking tickets, the Indian Railways SMS service is a complete information hub. Passengers can get a number of important answers from the service. The most common are:

  1. SMS Railway to 57886: This is for Indian Railways overall information like schedule, timetable, PNR status, search seat availability, etc. The return SMS would have all the options from which the sender will again choose and send.
  2. SMS IRTRAIN (Train Name) or IRTRAIN (Train No.) to 57886: This will show the time table of the train.

Another number, which has the same facility, is 139. By sending the right SMS, you can avail the right information;

  1. SMS PNR (10 digit PNR number) to 139 for any PNR enquiry.
  2. SMS AD (Train number) (Station STD code) to 139 to know the arrival and departure times.
  3. To know the seat accommodation, please SMS SEAT (Train number) (date of journey) (Station from: STD Code) (Station to: STD Code) (Class) (Quota) to 139
Posted on December 2, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

How to Book Tatkal ticket?

 tatkal tickets are meant for last minute or immediate plans. Tatkal ticket booking opens at 10 a.m. for AC class and at 11 a.m. for non-AC class one day in advance from the actual date of starting point of the train. For example, for a train leaving on 7th from Bangalore Railway Station, railway tatkal booking timing 10 a.m. for AC class and 11 a.m. for non-AC class on 6th.

Follow the steps to book a tatkal ticket more efficiently:

  • Keep all your IDs such as PAN card or driving license and credit card/debit card details of one of the travellers ready. This saves you a lot of time at the time of booking.
  • Login to IRCTC website 5-10 minutes before the booking starts.
  • Choose the origin and destination, choose the date enter the ticket type and then click on ‘Find Trains’. Or better still, you can have all these details written down on a notepad and then copy-paste to save time.
  • Select quota as Tatkal and click on Book Now.
  • Enter passenger details and click ‘Next’. This takes you to payment.
  • Use the relevant payment option (Netbanking or credit/debit card). Make sure you have your phone with you to receive OTP and enter it. This completes the process to book a tatkal ticket.

Please note: A maximum of 1 ticket (maximum of 4 passengers per ticket) from one user account can be booked in tatkal.

Alternatively just use this Tatkal auto book extension script which would automatically book it for you.

Posted on July 1, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

PNR Status on mobile

PNR number is being used daily by many passengers across the world for obtaining the details of their travel. Thus, there is high search volume for Indian Railways PNR Status Enquiry every day and many people look for various convenient ways for getting the desired information.

See https://pnrstatuslive.com/   There are many ways of getting the PNR status including checking PNR status online on IRCTC site,  by telephone, by mobile using SMS, or by using services of various travel websites like Cleartrip or Rediff on the mobiles using internet.

There are many different ways of checking the Indian Railways PNR status by using mobile phone.

Some of thepopularways of finding PNR status using mobile phone are mentioned below.

(1) Checking PNR status using 3 Digit SMS Short Code 139:

Passengers can check the PNR status by using 3 Digit SMS short code which is officially provided by IRCTC service; however passengers need to make payment for premium SMS charges.

Process of fetching PNR status:

Send an SMS with text PNR followed by the PNR number (without any spaces) to 139.  For ex.: “PNR1234546453” to 139

(2) Checking PNR status using short code of Indian railways 5676747

Passengers can check the PNR status by using alternate short code 5676747 which is officially provided by IRCTC service.

Process of fetching PNR status:

Send an SMS PNR <space><10 digit PNR number> to 5676747

For ex.: “PNR 1234546453” to 5676747

(3) Checking PNR status by sending SMS to 10 digit regular mobile number

Passengers can check the PNR status by sending the SMS to a 10 digit Indian mobile number. This service is provided by Google and is very useful for those passengers who need to check their PNR status for about 3-4 times a day at certain time intervals.

It is useful alternative to other services where passengers are billed at premium rates for sending SMS to 3 digit short codes.

Process of fetching PNR status:

Send an SMS by mentioning only the PNR number to “9773300000”

For ex. SMS: “1234546453” to 9773300000

(4)    Checking PNR status by using GPRS enabled phone:

Passengers, who have an active GPRS enabled phone, can check the PNR status by connecting internet. They need to browse the Indian railways site at www.indianrail.gov.in and insert their PNR status on the “Check PNR” field. The PNR status with the relevant details will be displayed on the screen.

(5)    Checking PNR by making calls to Indian Railways Helpline:

In case passengers are not comfortable with sending SMS and accessing Internet, they can get the PNR status by making calls to Indian railways helpline at 139 and follow the instructions offered by IVRS (Interactive Voice Response) for checking the PNR status.

By sending SMS using mobile is one of the quickest and simple ways of checking the PNR status. Moreover, there has been sharp increase in the internet booking of the railways tickets using the IRCTC website all over India. As India’s internet user base is growing quickly, passengers are using internet services for checking the PNR status.  One advantage of using Internet over SMS for getting PNR status is that one can save on premium SMS charges

Posted on June 24, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

SMS Codes for train name/number on ‘139 Rail Sampark’

All of us have travelled with the Indian Railways at least once and been in many situations that arise before the departure. We wish to know the PNR Status of our ticket if it is in Waitlist or RAC, when would a Train arrive or about its Departure Enquiry and what not.

We do know that Railway has a centralized call centre for all our queries but sometimes we may not prefer to make any calls and wish that our query be solved by an SMS. And so thinking about the convenience of user, Indian Railway has listed the SMS Codes using which users can make use of multiple services by just sending an SMS

Codes for different SMS based Railway enquiries:
For ticket status Enquiry:
  • SMS: PNR <10 Digit PNR Number> to 139
  • For example: PNR 4341568666
For Train Arrival/Departure Enquiry:
  • SMS: AD <Train number> <STD code of Station>
  • For example: AD 12012 011
For Accommodation availability:
  • SMS: SEAT <Train number> <DOJ ddmmyy> <Station from: STD code> <station to: STD code> <class> <Quota>
  • For example SEAT 12561 010712 0542 0571 SL G
Fare enquiry:
  • SMS: FARE <Train number> < DOJ ddmmyy> <Station from: STD code> <station to: STD code> <class> <Quota>
  • For Example: FARE 12561 010712 0542 0571 SL G
Time table:
  • SMS: TIME <train number>
  • For example: TIME 12561
Spot/ Locate train:
  • SMS: SPOT <train number> or LOCATE <train number>
  • For example: SPOT 12561 or LOCATE 12561
Train Name/Number
  • SMS: TN <train number> or SMS: TN <train name>
  • For Example TN 12724 or TN AP EXPRESS
Also for getting all the syntaxes mentioned, SMS HELP or RAIL to 139
Please Note:

  • Quota is optional field. For example, please enter G for general, CK for Tatkal.
  • For CLASS field, please enter 1A for First AC, 2A for Second AC, 3A for third AC, SL for Sleeper, CC for AC Chair Car, 2S for Second Sitting
  • The service is also available on USSD for Reliance, Uninor, Tata DoCoMo and Vodafone Telephone Service Providers.  Just dial *139# to avail the USSD facility for enquiry of PNR, Arrival/Departure etc.
You will be charged Rs. 1 – Rs. 3 per SMS depending upon your telecom operator.
We hope that these codes are helpful to you and don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family as it might be useful to them also.
Posted on June 17, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

Why use Train Time Table by SMS

139-Rail Sampark”, the national enquiry for Indian Railways has been in operation for around 5 years now. The services on this number i.e. 139 handles enquiries pertaining to PNR Status, Current Train running position, Accommodation availability and Fare Enquiry.

Apart from voice enquiry on IVRS, the above mentioned services are also available through SMS. Passenger can get the desired information by sending SMS to 139 in the following format.

The details of SMSs services available and the format are as under:

  1. For ticket status Enquiry:

SMS “PNR <10 Digit PNR Number>

For example: PNR 4341568666

  1. For Train Arrival/Departure Enquiry:

SMS “AD <Train number> <STD code of Station>”

For example: AD 12012 011

  1. For Accommodation availability:

SMS “SEAT <Train number> <DOJ**ddmmyy> <Station from: STD code> <station to: STD code> <class> <Quota>***

For example SEAT 12561 010712 0542 0571 SL G

  1. Fare enquiry

SMS “FARE <Train number> < DOJ**ddmmyy> <Station from: STD code> <station to: STD code> <class> <Quota>***

For Example: FARE 12561 010712 0542 0571 SL G

  1. Time table:

SMS “TIME <train number>

For example: TIME 12561

  1. Spot/ Locate train:

SMS “SPOT <train number> or LOCATE <train number>

For example: SPOT 12561 or LOCATE 12561

  1. Train Name/Number:

SMS “TN <train number> or SMS “TN <train name>

For Example TN 12724 or TN AP EXPRESS

  1.      Getting all syntaxes

To get the above all mentioned syntaxes, SMS HELP or RAIL to 139

Note: Quota is optional field. For example, please enter G for general, CK for tatkal

For CLASS field, please enter 1A for First AC, 2A for Second AC, 3A for third AC, SL for Sleeper, CC for AC Chair Car, 2S for Second Sitting

The service is also available on USSD for Reliance, Uninor, Docomo and Vodafone Telephone Service Providers. Just dial *139# to avail the USSD facility for enquiry of PNR, Arrival/Departure etc

Posted on June 10, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

SMS Keywords of seat availablity Enquiries Now On “139 Rail Sampark

Indian railways have started an SMS service on “139 Rail Sampark” – passenger information system, apart from voice enquiry on IVRS, the services will be available through SMS starting today.

“139-Rail Sampark”, the National enquiry for Indian Railways has been in operation for around 5 years now. The services on this number i.e. 139 handles enquiries pertaining to PNR Status, Current Train running position, Accommodation availability and Fare Enquiry.

Passenger can get the desired information by sending SMS to 139 in the following format.

The details of SMSs Services Key Words available and the format are as under 

1. For ticket status Enquiry:

SMS “PNR

For example: PNR 4341568666

2. For Train Arrival/Departure Enquiry:

SMS “AD”

For example: AD 12012 011

3. For seat-availablity:

SMS “SEAT***

For example SEAT 12561 010712 0542 0571 SL G

4. Fare enquiry

SMS “FARE< DOJ**ddmmyy>***

For Example: FARE 12561 010712 0542 0571 SL G

5. Time table:

SMS “TIME

For example: TIME 12561

6. Spot/ Locate train:

SMS “SPOTor LOCATE

For example: SPOT 12561 or LOCATE 12561

The service is also available on USSD for Reliance, Uninor, Docomo and Vodafone Telephone Service Providers. Just dial *139# to avail the USSD facility for enquiry of PNR, Arrival/Departure etc.

Posted on June 7, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

Now, get train running status through SMS

IRCTC has introduced the latest initiative for checking the Railway ticket PNR status, train fair, seat availability, arrival or departure, train running status and train name/number/time using a single window information through universal number called 139-Rail Sampark.

In other words, you may obtain information regarding the PNR status, train running status for both arrivals and departures, Accommodation Availability Enquiry on Trains till Departure, Details of train Fare, Train Schedule /Timetable and train Name/ Number enquiries etc. on your mobile phone through SMS facility.

Knowing the exact location of a train was never so easy as one can now track it on a mobile phone. Expanding its facility, Railways have included all trains under its online train tracking service  providing updated information about their movements.
According to a statement issued on Thursday, train running information can also be sources by sending SMS to 139. All that one has to do is type ‘SPOT’ along with the train number and send it to 139
Posted on June 6, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

SMS Service for Different Kinds of Train Related Enquiries

“139-Rail Sampark”, the national enquiry for Indian Railways has been in operation for around 5 years now. The services on this number i.e. 139 handles enquiries pertaining to PNR Status, Current Train running position, Accommodation availability and Fare Enquiry.Apart from voice enquiry on IVRS, the above mentioned services are also available through SMS. Passenger can get the desired information by sending SMS to 139 in the following format.

The details of SMS services available and the format are as under:

  1. For ticket status Enquiry:

SMS “PNR <10 Digit PNR Number>

For example: PNR 4341568666

  1. For Train Arrival/Departure Enquiry:

SMS “AD <Train number> <STD code of Station>”

For example: AD 12012 011

  1. For Accommodation availability:

SMS “SEAT <Train number> <DOJ**ddmmyy> <Station from: STD code> <station to: STD code> <class> <Quota>***

For example SEAT 12561 010712 0542 0571 SL G

  1. Fare enquiry

SMS “FARE <Train number> < DOJ**ddmmyy> <Station from: STD code> <station to: STD code> <class> <Quota>***

For Example: FARE 12561 010712 0542 0571 SL G

  1. Time table:

SMS “TIME <train number>

For example: TIME 12561

  1. Spot/ Locate train:

SMS “SPOT <train number> or LOCATE <train number>

For example: SPOT 12561 or LOCATE 12561

  1. Train Name/Number:

SMS “TN <train number> or SMS “TN <train name>

For Example TN 12724 or TN AP EXPRESS

  1.      Getting all syntaxes

To get the above all mentioned syntaxes, SMS HELP or RAIL to 139

Note: Quota is optional field. For example, please enter G for general, CK for tatkal

For CLASS field, please enter 1A for First AC, 2A for Second AC, 3A for third AC, SL for Sleeper, CC for AC Chair Car, 2S for Second Sitting

The service is also available on USSD for Reliance, Uninor, Docomo and Vodafone Telephone Service Providers. Just dial *139# to avail the USSD facility for enquiry of PNR, Arrival/Departure etc.

Posted on May 30, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

Indian Railway fare Enquiry by SMS

Millions of people book their railway tickets in real time and store tickets details using Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp. Ltd (IRCTC) mobile application residing on their mobile phone. It gives them an increased suitability through a real time, secure ticketing services. The passenger receives a reservation message just after booking their ticket with the full details of the ticket including PNR (Passenger Name Record), Train number, date of journey and class.

Now, IRCTC has introduced the latest initiative for checking the Railway ticket PNR status, train fair, seat availability, arrival or departure, train running status and train name/number/time using a single window information through universal number called 139-Rail Sampark.

In other words, you may obtain information regarding the PNR status, train running status for both arrivals and departures, Accommodation Availability Enquiry on Trains till Departure, Details of train Fare, Train Schedule /Timetable and train Name/ Number enquiries etc. on your mobile phone through SMS facility.

The national enquiry service of 139-Rail Sampark has been in operation for more than 5 years.
In addition to voice enquiry on Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS), the Passenger can get the desired information by sending SMS to 139 in the specified syntax.

Posted on May 26, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

Why Train Running Status on Mobile

Want to know about live running status of your train? Using our smart, robust, intuitive and user friendly tool, it is simple to track train, check train status, its arrival time, departure time, intermediate stoppages, time needed to travel and more without any inconvenience. So, are you ready to check the status of your train now? Within clicks, you will get all the details related to that train status.

This is certain that Indian Railways is been managing one of the biggest networks efficiently that has been spread all across the nation and is known to be reckoned at a large scale worldwide. With the emergence of technology, it has been consistently putting endeavours to make their services not only simple and at ease for people but also accessible and approachable by all means. Even, if you want to track train at any station nowadays, it could also be done simply and without any hassle in minutes. And for the same, there is absolutely no need to go to the railway counters and enquire about train and its running status. Meant to be saving your valuable time and effort, you can track train using ‘Spot your train’ utility of  pnrstatuslive.com and be updated about the running status of any train instantly within few clicks. Along with live running and tracking status of train, you will also come to know about its other details like arrival time, departure time, overall distance to be travelled and covered, and more in a seamless way.

Been associated with Indian Railways, pnrstatuslive.com is been primarily engaged into providing high quality, fresh and hot food delivery in trains and with time, it broadened its area of offerings related to providing updated and reliable information about trains covering Indian Railways time table, seat availability, PNR status, track train, etc. To track train, it introduced ‘Spot your Train’ utility that actually simplified diverse needs and prerequisites of people from all over and assist them to know the live status of trains at any point and at any junction and make sure whether the train’s arrival is on time or a bit delayed, ultimately enhancing their experience. Don’t you think, it is such an excellent app? Thinking about its functionality and working? Simply follow the steps mentioned in below and you will get the status.

In addition, the leading e-catering service provider has gone an extra mile by building its mobile site that assists passengers to track live status of any train in almost real time scenarios. You just require to feed train related numbers and the mobile app is attainable for both Windows as well as Android based platforms. People are not restricted to only spotting a train but also get updated about other details including train schedule, diverted stations, live station, rescheduled trains, trains in between stations and cancelled trains. Being the only biggest network managed by Indian Railways, it happens that often trains run a little late or sometimes they are bang on time. So, irrespective of what could be train timings will be, it is always helpful and beneficial to know the exact schedule of the train and its running status.

Posted on May 25, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

Get Here! Indian Railway PNR Enquiry Status Service on Mobile SMS Number

Get Here! Indian Railway PNR Enquiry Status Service on Mobile SMS: Daily millions of Indian people book their rail ticket in real time and store tickets details using our Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp. Ltd. (IRCTC) mobile apps application residing on your personal mobile phone. Railway Board team gives all the Indian people mobile phone call service to all the passengers. Railway provides good and best services to its passengers. The passengers receives a reservation message just after booking their ticket with full and complete details of ticket including PNR (Passenger Name & Record), Train number, date of journey and class.

Now the team of IRCTC has officially introduced the latest number for checking the Railway ticket, PNR status, train fair and more information. You can contact to railway team through online and offline mode after the call you can find all latest information from the railway board team.

The Indian railway provides enquiry service of 139 Rail Sampark number. Railway has been launched enquiry service for all passengers, you can get here all information with the help of your mobile and telephone.

In this time all passenger get real and correct information as PNR Status, Train Status, Seat Availability, Train Time Table and all information are available on your mobile phone number through this SMS facility.

Indian Railway PNR Enquiry Number

You can send SMS to 139 like: PNR *10 digits PNR Number*

For PNR Status: PNR 4525454552

Posted on May 24, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

Benefits of sms service for indian railways

Now all the enquiries like PNR Status, Train Status, Seat Availability, Train Schedule, Train Time Table, Train Fare, Train Live Status etc. are available on your personal mobile phone through this SMS facility by sending SMS to 139 in the pre-defined format as mentioned hereunder.

A) For PNR Enquiry:

If you want to get the status of your booked ticket whether your train ticket has confirmed or waiting list.

Send SMS to 139 as: PNR <10 Digit PNR Number>

PNR Status Example: PNR 2459547855

B): For Train Arrival/Departure Enquiry:

There is no need to go online or visit any Railway Station reservation counter for enquiry regarding the timing of arrival and departure of any train.

Just send SMS to 139 as: AD <Train number> <STD code of Station>

Train Arrival/Departure Enquiry Example: AD 13105 033

C) For Accommodation Availability:

You may check that whether any seat is available in any particular train on a date. In other words, you may get seat availability information at your finger tip.

Just SMS to 139 as: SEAT <Train Number><DOJ in DDMMYY format><Station from: STD Code><Station to: STD Code><Class><Quota>

Seat Availability Enquiry Example: SEAT 54221 150616 040 033 SL G

DOJ: You have to write Date of Journey (DOJ) in the DDMMYY format.
Class: You may enter 1A for First AC, 2A for Second AC, 3A for Three-tier AC, FC for First Class, SL for Sleeper, CC for AC Chair Car, 2S for Second Sitting.
Quota: It is optional field. You may enter G for general, CK for Tatkal.

D) For Train Fare enquiry:

You may also enquire the railway fare of any train number from one particular station to another station.

Send SMS to 139 as: FARE <Train Number><DOJ ddmmyy><Station From: STD Code><Station To: STD Code><Class><Quota>

Train Fair Enquiry Example: FARE 54221 150612 033 06152 SL G

E) For Train Time table:

Now, you may get detail timetable of any train by SMS to 139 and providing the train number.

Sens SMS to 139 as: TIME <Train Number>

Train Timing Enquiry Example: TIME 12323

F) For Spot/ Locate Train:

To locate any train on running status you may send SMS as mentioned hereunder.

Send SMS to 139 as: SPOT <Train Number> or LOCATE <Train Number>

Train Live Status Enquiry Example: SPOT 12021 or LOCATE 12245

G) For Train Name/Number:

You may also find any train number if you know the exact name of train or vice versa.

Send SMS to 139 as: TN train number OR TN train name

Train Name/Number Enquiry Example: TN 12012 or TN GATIMAAN EXPRESS

To get all above mentioned syntaxes you may send one SMS as HELP or RAIL to 139.

Note that this service is currently available on following Telephone Service Providers viz. Airtel, Aircel, BSNL, IDEA, LOOP, MTNL, Reliance, Tata, Uninor and Vodafone operators.

 

Posted on May 22, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

Autofill For IRCTC Indian Railways

The Indian Railways IRCTC website opens up for train reservations at 10 AM, or 12 PM if you are making a reservation under the tatkal scheme, and the tickets are often booked within minutes. When every second matters, the Magic Autofill tool can improve your chances of getting a train ticket.

Irctc Tatkal Magic Autofill is a tool or web service to automate IRCTC Tatkal Ticket Booking. As we all knows the pain behind a waiting list and RAC Ticket. The main reason behind is, The form fill-up time required at irctc website. So why don’t fill the form before we actually go into the tatkal ticket battle. It will increase your chances of having a confirmed railway ticket.

Our mission is to automate each field of tatkal ticket form so that, users don’t have to write a single character during tatkal booking time. The entire process of irctc form booking is streamlined and based on the single button placed at bookmarks bar.

As you know that irctc ticket booking consists of several steps to be done with confirmed.

  1. Credential Details
  2. Journey Planner Form
  3. Selection of train
  4. Passenger Details form
  5. Payment Options and Details

We are come up with the solution to streamline this complex process. By simple touch and go button.

As tatkal hours starts from 10 am, before that you can fill the complete form at our side. We will provide you a single button.

Posted on May 19, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

what is tatkal booking help

Tatkal, literally means ‘Immediate’. Tatkal booking facility is the savior for millions of travelers. The comfortable last minute travel is made possible with Tatkal system.

Tatkal ticket booking time starts a day in advance. For instance, if you want to travel tomorrow, you can book the tickets today. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd constantly update the system of tatkal booking to ease the process of booking tickets online. Tatkal ticket booking opened at 10 am every day.

Indian Railway has decided to divide the tatkal into two slots  in order to reduce the load on the website during the tatkal hour that is 10AM. However, IRCTC website portal has been improved a lot of loading and response time now by implementing the IRCTC Lite Verison concept (explained below) but still the website gets down at 10 AM sometimes.

After this separation of slot1 and slot2, Railway is making sure that the UP-Time for the website will be 100%.

Booking an e-ticket using tatkal scheme during the rush hour is like rushing in an ambulance during peak traffic. Due to heavy traffic and a huge load on servers during the tatkal hours, between 10 am to 12 pm, users find it too hard to book their tickets. In order to eliminate the problems faced by the users, IRCTC modified their tatkal ticket booking time system in 2016.

Earlier in 2012-2013, the tatkal ticket booking time was scheduled at 8 am every day, which was then altered to 10 am. Updating the system of tatkal booking is a continuous process in order to meet the demands from the public.

Posted on May 17, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

Why we need help of PNR Status ?

PNR (Passenger Name Record) is a 10 digit code written on top-left corner of a ticket. It is a travel record of an individual or a group of individuals, maintained in CRS (Central Reservation System) database. This code is generated only when the CRS gets full data of journey like passenger’s name, gender, age, train number, journey class, berth preference, contact link, etc. It is a “follow-up” process by which passengers are able to get updates about the status of their journey. This code is of great use to passengers, whose tickets are not confirmed. It helps them to check whether their tickets got confirmed or not.

Check Railway PNR Status

You can check your ticket’ reservation status from our site by inserting PNR number and clicking on the “Get PNR Status” button. This will help you to get current status of your booked ticket. In addition to ticket status, the other details like train name, boarding date, boarding point and your destination will also get displayed. Besides checking status of tickets reserved with IRCTC or Indian railway counter, you can also check train schedule, seat availability, station code, train name and number using this intuitive interface

PNR Status Helpline No.:

Toll Free Number: 1800-111-139 (24 Hours)
Delhi Customer Care Number : 011-39340000
Chennai Customer Care Number : 044-25300000

Posted on May 13, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

What is Cancellation of PRS (Passenger Reservation System) counter Tickets through 139.

As a part of the Rail Budget Announcements of 2016-17, Railways has introduced cancellation facility for PRS counter tickets through 139 or IRCTC website for all confirmed, RAC and waitlisted PRS Counter tickets. This facility of cancellation through 139 or IRCTC website will give a huge relief to the passengers.

To facilitate passengers with PRS counter tickets to cancel their tickets through within the prescribed time limit as per Refund Rule 2015 facility for cancellation of such tickets through 139 (by IVRS – Interactive Voice Response System  and SMS).

 A pilot project was inaugurated by Hon’ble MR on 29th April, 2016, for cancellation of fully confirmed PRS counter tickets. The pilot was restricted to cancellation of tickets for trains scheduled to depart within the next 24 hours. Now this facility is being extended to all confirmed tickets without any time limit and also for RAC and Wait listed tickets.

Condition for Cancellation of Counter tickets

Cancellation will be permitted in normal circumstances only and not in case of late running of trains/cancellation of trains etc.
This facility shall be available only in case the mobile number has been given at the time of booking the ticket.
Online cancellation or cancellation through 139 shall be permitted only upto 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train in case of confirmed tickets and upto half an hour before the scheduled departure of the train in case of RAC/Wait listed tickets. The refund shall be permissible only on surrendering of original PRS counter tickets.
Refund of fare amount shall be collected only at the journey commencing station or nearby satellite PRS locations defined by Zonal Railway as under:-

  • During first two hours of the opening of PRS counters on the next day for the tickets for the trains whose scheduled departure time is between 1801 hours and 0600 hours.
  • Up to 4 hours after the scheduled departure of the train during the working hours of PRS counters/current  counters/special counters where cancellation is permitted round the clock on the  tickets for the trains whose scheduled departure time is between 0601 hours and 1800 hours.
  • No refund of amount would be given after the above mentioned prescribed time limit.
Passenger details (Viz.name, age, gender, booking status, current status) and journey details will be displayed on the website.
Once the passenger confirms full cancellation of PNR will be done and PNR will be marked as Cancelled but not refunded in the system. Seat/berth will be released. Refund amount due will also be displayed to the passenger on website
All the privilege/duty pass/PTOs/complimentary pass tickets may be allowed to be cancelled through website. In the case of pass zero refund is permissible however, for validity of the pass for fresh booking the passenger shall approach the counter to get the pass re-validated by marking the same cancelled against the earlier booked tickets as per prescribed rule.
Posted on May 12, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

Why TDR Rules

TDR (Ticket Deposit Receipt) can be submitted to claim refund if customer was not able to perform the journey due to any /or the following reason.

  • Train cancelled by Railways
  • Train running late by more than three hours
  • Difference of Fare in case proper coach not attached
  • AC Failure
  • Travelled without proper ID proof
  • Wrongly charged by TTE
  • Party partially travelled
  • Passenger not travelled

TDR Rules

  • The TDR Refund will be processed as per Extant Railway Rules.
  • TDR should be filed before or within 1 hour of the Departure of Train.
  • The refund process will take at-least 60 days and more.
  • E-ticket refund request (after chart preparation) can be filed online.

Refund Rules

  • In case train is cancelled by the Railways due to accidents, breaches or floods, bandh or Rail roko agitation etc – full refund of the fare of entire booked journey will be granted .Online cancellation can be done up to 72 hrs.
  • In case train is running late more than 3 hrs – full fare will be refunded.
  • In case proper coach is not attached – Difference of fare between the booked class and lower travelled class will be refunded. Certificate from the TTE (in original) for the lower class travelled is must to claim for refund.
  • In case of AC failure of AC1class/executive class- Difference of fare between AC1 class or executive class and first class will be refunded for the distance AC not worked. Certificate from the TTE (in original) for the AC not worked is must to claim for refund.
  • In case of AC failure of AC2/AC3 class- Difference of fare between AC2/AC3 class and sleeper class will be refunded for the distance AC not worked. Certificate from the TTE (in original) for the AC not worked is must to claim for refund.
  • In case of AC failure of AC chair car class- Difference of fare between AC chair car class and second class will be refunded for the distance AC not worked. Certificate from the TTE (in original) for the AC not worked is must to claim for refund.
  • In case travelling without proper ID proof, will be considered without ticket and will be charged accordingly. Chief commercial manager/refunds can be approached for discretionary refund. Excess fare ticket (EFT) (in original) issued by the TTE is must to claim for refund.
  • In case of wrongly charged by the TTE-full refund will be granted by the chief commercial manager/refunds. Excess fare ticket (EFT) (in original) issued by the TTE is must to claim for refund.
  • In case party/ family partially travelled – refund will be granted by the chief commercial manager/refunds as per rule. Certificate from the TTE (in original) for the less passenger travelled is must to claim for refund.
  • In case passenger not travelled – refund will be granted by the chief commercial manager/refunds as per extant Railway rule.
  • Partially used reserved ticket by Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Jan Shatabadi Exp – No refund is allowed.
  • In case Railways is not able to provide accommodation – full refund will be granted.
  • Refund on tatkal ticket – if it is cancelled up to 24 hrs before the scheduled departure of the train 25% excluding the tatkal charges will be refunded. Thereafter no refund means would be zero refund
Posted on May 11, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

Why use Railway News

Railway News is information about current information of Railway. Railway News  based on Running Status of Train, Prediction for your PNR Number, PNR STATUS, Seat Availability, Ticket booking, Railway Timetable.

Common topics of  Railway News include Fare free trains, Live Train Status ,Railway Ticket Reservation:, How to Book Rail Tickets and many type of events related to  the railway.

railways news usually distributed  daily in the form of Web Page. The publication is typically sectioned off based on subject and content. The most important or interesting news will be displayed on the front page of the website. railways news may also include Running Status of Train, Prediction for your PNR Number,Ticket booking,Railway Ticket Reservation.

Posted on May 9, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

What is Indian Railway Info

An under-appreciated travel scene in the early days, train travel has now developed into the most economic way of travel. Apart from being attractive to budget conscious travellers, travelling by train is a vacation in itself, especially, in a country like India. The trains in India have an old, rustic charm about themselves. They might not be modern in any sense of the word, but, are for those who truly love to cherish their travel experiences.

The Indian Railways are operated and controlled by the Government of India. It is the third largest rail network in the world, with tracks running well over 60,000 kilometres which connect about 7500 stations, ferrying nearly 20 million people every day. There are varied types of trains such as the Long Distance trains – which are compartmentalised in the Air Conditioned (‘AC’) and Non AC classes. While the AC coaches are more sterile and ‘privatised’ with curtains and blankets, the real experience lies in the Non-AC coaches where one wakes up to shrieks of the tea vendor and the aroma of food from different stations.

There also exist short travel trains such as the Shatabdi Express which provides AC chair cars, one of the most comfortable ways to travel short distances. But yes, these may not be an equivalent to a barcalounger! Indian Railways hold true pride in the luxury trains such as The Palace on Wheels which is India’s most authentic luxury train. The Palace on Wheels does an eight-day loop from New Delhi with stops and sightseeing tours in Jaipur, Ranthambore, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur and Agra. Also, the Deccan Odyssey, India’s second luxury train after the Palace on Wheels truely deserve mention. The 7 nights/8 days itinerary beginning from Mumbai crisscrosses some of the most mesmerizing landscape along the verdant Western Ghats and the Konkan Coast.

 

Posted on May 5, 2017 by PnrStatusLive.com Updates

what is faq

FAQ is an acronym for “Frequently Asked Questions”. Generally, it is a collection of most commonly asked questions to customer support staff by website visitors and customers. When your customers have questions or issues, they demand immediate, accurate answers. To keep the customers happy, you need to deliver this information quickly, accurately, and consistently. So, companies maintain a set of such questions along with answers and publish the collection on their website so that future users can read the FAQs and they need not to ask the same questions. This saves the time and effort wasted for both customers /visitors / users as well as support staff.

Frequently Asked Questions :

 

  • Can I prepone or postpone my reservation?

    The date of journey on Confirmed/RAC/Waitlisted tickets can be preponed or postponed in the same/higher class or for a longer distance on payment of nominal charges. This facility can be availed only once, irrespective of whether the accommodation available is reserved or RAC or wait-listed. If you want to prepone the date of your journey, you should surrender your ticket during working hours and up to six hours before the schedule departure of the train in which fresh reservation is required. For postponement, the ticket must be surrendered at least 24 hours before the schedule departure of the train in which reservation is presently held. Such changes can be made only once.

  • Can I change the boarding station?

    Yes, you can. All you have to do is submit a written request to the Reservation Supervisor of the Original boarding station or contact any Computerised Reservation Centre, at least 24 hours before the department of the train. However, no refund is permissible for the unused portion of the journey. Such changes can be made only once.

  • Can I break my journey at any intermediate station?

    If you hold a journey ticket for more than 500 kms, you can break your journey once for two days at any station enroute. This facility can be availed only after traveling 500 kms from the starting station. If your ticket is for more than 1000 kms, you will be allowed to break your journey twice. The day of departure and arrival must be excluded while calculating the number of eligible days for break of journey. And remember to get your ticket endorsed by the Station Manager/Ticket Collector at the station where you intend to break your journey. Note:

    1. For through passenger, any halt at intermediate station for less than 24 hours to catch a connecting train will not be treated as break of journey.
    2. This facility is not available to passengers traveling by Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi Express trains.
    3. This facility is not permitted short of the station up to which reservation has been done.
    4. Intention to break journey is to be advised at the time of original booking and not after obtaining reservation.
  • Can I extend my journey beyond the original destination?

    Yes, Indian Railways allow extension of journey. This can be done by approaching the ticket checking staff either before reaching your destination or after completion of booked journey. The fare for the extended portion of the journey will be collected without the benefit of telescopic rates.

  • Can I upgrade my ticket to a higher class, enroute?

    Your reserved ticket for a lower class can be upgraded to a higher class for the same train and date, subject to availability of accommodation. The upgrading of accommodation can be done only once on collection of fresh reservation charges and the fare difference. This can also be done during the journey by approaching the Travelling Ticket Examiner.

  • Can my confirmed ticket be transferred to somebody else?

    If you are holding a confirmed ticket and are unable to travel, your ticket can be transferred to your family members viz., father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband or wife. To transfer your ticket, you must submit your request atleast 24 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train. Tickets can also be transferred.

    1. To another Government Servant traveling on duty, atleast 24 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train.
    2. To other students of recognized Educational Institution when the Principal/Head makes a request at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train.
    3. To other members of the marriage party, if the head of such a party makes a request at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train.
    4. To other cadets of NCC, if the head of the group makes a request atleast 24 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train. Such changes can be made only once. If the request does not exceed 10% of the total number of group members.
  • What are Circular Journey Tickets?

    If you wish to go on a pilgrimage or sightseeing trip to many destinations, Indian Railways provide the facility of booking Circular Journey Tickets. These tickets offer you unique travel flexibility, as they are issued for all journeys (other than regular routes) which begin and end at the same station. Circular Journey Tickets can be purchased for all classes of travel. A maximum of eight break of journeys will be admissible on these tickets. Endorsements for break journeys are not needed. Standard Circular Journey Tickets are also offered by Zonal Railways. These cover popular destinations for the convenience of tourists. The detail of route, fare etc., for these tickets can be obtained from nominated stations in each Zonal Railway. You can purchase these tickets if any one of the standard routes suit your convenience. Otherwise you can inform the Zonal Railways about your itinerary and Circular Journey Tickets can be drawn up to suit your requirements.

  • What are the advantages of booking a Circular Journey Ticket?

    Circular Journey Tickets give you the benefit of telescopic rates, which are considerably lower than regular point-to-point fare. These rates are calculated on Mail/Express Fares. With these tickets, you not only save time but also the inconvenience of booking tickets for each leg of the journey.

  • What is the booking procedure for Circular Journey Tickets?

    Once your itinerary is finalized, you can approach the Divisional Commercial Managers of the Division or Station Managers of certain major stations to which the journey commencing station belongs. The Divisional Commercial Manager or the station authorities will then calculate the cost of the tickets based on your itinerary. He will also inform the Station Manager concerned of the same, in the prescribed format. You can purchase Circular Journey Tickets by presenting this form at the Booking Office of the station from where you propose to start your journey. After purchasing the Circular Journey Ticket, you must approach the Reservation Office to reserve your accommodation for various laps of your journey. You will then be issued reserved tickets for the journey.

 

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