Train Ticket PNR Number So Important?
The railway ticket PNR is the unique 10 digit number which is used by the Indian Railways to store the necessary information of the passenger and their travel details in their database.
So, whenever a travelling ticket examiner comes to your seat and ask for your name, it means they already got your complete details, and they are just cross verifying it. This makes your ten-digit ticket PNR number a very important aspect of your ticket. Let us see how your ticket’s PNR number plays an important role in your train journey.
Importance of PNR Number
The uniquely generated 10-digit PNR number is extremely beneficial to train passengers from booking the ticket until the completion of the journey.
It contains necessary details about passengers like Name, Gender, and Age.
It also contains travel itinerary information such as Train No, Date, Station From, Station Up To, Boarding Station, Reservation Up to, Class, Birth, and Quota.
Transaction/Payment Details (Transaction ID, Payment Mode, Ticket Charge)
It helps to know the current status of tickets, whether on the waitlist or RAC.
In case you lost your ticket, it helps to retrieve information.
It assists in knowing the seat number and the coach.
It is also required when booking food in train through e-catering apps.
Allotment of PNR Number
The personal details of the passenger, like Name, Gender, Age, and travel details, are saved in unique ten-digit PNR number allocated by the Indian railway to every train passenger according to their journey. Passengers can book IRCTC train tickets from anywhere or through direct booking at the local train station, through a mobile application, website, etc. Once the payment is made, the passenger is allotted a ticket with a 10-digit unique number specifically authorized and allotted for him/her.
This 10-digit number only stays relevant until that particular train for which the passenger has booked the ticket for that particular date reaches the destination. Meaning – If you have booked a ticket for a train on a particular date, then once that train starts its journey and reaches the designated destination, then the ticket and the PNR status 10 digit number, in particular, are of no use.