Indian Rail Train PNR Status

Waseem Ahmed | Jun 16, 2017

This a simple and straightforward app. You key in the PNR number and the app conveniently shows the status of your reservation. This app is essential, especially for those who find themselves getting caught in the waiting list dilemma. With indian railways pnr status you don't need to worry about whether your seat/berth is confirmed upon reaching the railway station and it negates the need to stay connected to the PC to do the same. It can be conveniently used even by a novice or an elderly person.

The app is a hit with more than 10 million downloads with more than 2,22,188 rating it as a 4.4-star app. Latest update brings you the cancellation charges on the page when cancelling a ticket. The interface is easy to use, rich and navigation across pages is smooth.

What’s New Updates.

1. Updated PNR status in case cancelled train

2. Share app through Bluetooth/shareit

3. Add PNR once and You will get the details no matter what. That’s update is really nice

4. Also Introducing Game - Zone Play Free games.

Lots of improvement in this app like show fare/running status even if IR server is down. More information in train running status. Support telgu along with hindi, Marathi, bangla, tamil, gujarati and kannada. Book cheaper and confirmed flights at the price of 3AC also check 4 months’ seat availability calendar you can plan in advance.

You can check PNR status, spot the train, timetable, check seat availability and check the train fare on top of reservation of course. Also you can book flight, hotel, bus and cab.


Tips for booking Tatkal tickets through IRCTC:

1. Tatkal reservations open at 10 am for AC class and at 11am for Non-AC class

2.  Logging in parallelly using different browsers and more than one credentials for logging on to IRCTC website can increase your chances of getting a ticket.

3.  Tatkal reservation normally opens 1 day in advance. It will open 2 days in advance if the train departs from your boarding station one day after it begins its journey.

4.  You will need a valid ID card handy while making the reservation.

5.  Save some time by entering passenger details beforehand. Just press the booking button once it is time.

6.  There tends to be an easier availability of berths in the 2AC compartments as compared to the 3AC compartments.

7.  Make payments using net banking as it is the fastest mode of payment

8.  If you are not able to book Tatkal ticket for AC classes, you can try again at 11 am for Non-AC.

Points to keep in mind while booking a train ticket:

1. Tatkal reservation normally opens 1 day in advance. It will open 2 days in advance if the train departs from your boarding station one day after it begins its journey. Reservations open at 10am for AC class and at 11am for Non-AC class

2. If the wait list on your desired route of travel is high, it is sometimes a good idea to start your journey 2-3 stops after the station you originally planned on boarding the train from. This way you may get confirmed tickets or a better waiting list, owing to the quota

3. The IRCTC algorithm ensures that a female passenger above the age of 45 will be assigned a lower berth, even if the booking was initially in waitlist.

4. If the train departure time exceeds 12 midnight, then you should keep in mind to put the journey date as the next day.

5. Certain trains allow you to break your journey in half by letting you rest for up to 2 days at an intermediate station which is over 500 km away from the station where the journey originated.

6. If your start and end station are the same and you intend to take 4 to 8 stops on the way then you can opt for a circular journey ticket. This will help reduce your fare quite a bit.


Points to keep in mind while boarding the train:

1. Do not board a train unless you have a confirmed ticket and your name appears on the chart.

2. If your train is over 3 hours late, you are entitled to cancel the ticket and avail full refund, irrespective of the booking status.

3. It is mandatory to carry an original, valid identity proof while travelling on a train.

This railways app from ixigo is undoubtedly one of best and most comprehensive. It offers almost all features that one would need while planning for your next rail travel or travelling. The user-interface is decent and it looks good. If you were to install one app for Indian Railways related stuff.