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IRCTC : how to check pnr status on mobile through sms

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There are various ways how you can check the status of your booking through PNR (passenger name record) number. But sometime when internet is not working in your phone or you don’t have any other option to access irctc then sms. No need to worry about it here. Now you can check your PNR status very easily using your mobile phone messaging service. Not just PNR status but you can also check train schedule, seat availability, train’s timetable etc. by just messaging from your mobile.

Let’s check out how you can check your PNR status by IRCTC sms facility.

Get All commands:  The most convenient way to know all the commands simply type HELP TRN in your mobile message and send it to 54959. You will get a list of all commands to get information about trains. The same thing you can do by sending sms to 139. 

Check PNR status: Just type PNR and send the message to 54959.

Example: suppose your PNR no is 7656493827. Then you should type PNR 7656493827 and send the message to 54959. The same thing you can do by sending sms to 139.

To check how you can get information on ticket availability, train between two stations and train schedule. Just go to

This message may cost you up to 3 rupees per sms . Also this sms facility is available in all major mobile operators like Airtel, Vodafone,Idea, MTS and TATA Indicom.

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