*pnr number must be 10digit and do not give (-) character
Many of you prefer to travel through trains because it is the cheapest mode of transport. You can travel by sitting or by sleeping, based on your choice. AC compartment in trains makes high class people to prefer train. One specialty of train is, it is prefer by all class of people. From lower class to upper class prefer train journey. During festival season or important days it’s hard to get tickets. When you book tickets during diwali or other festival it’s hard to get ticket. People who pre-book their tickets have not got their tickets confirmed and it is still in waiting list. If some people cancel their ticket then you will find movement in the status. In order to know your current status you have to check it through online. You have to enter your number to know your PNR-Status. It is there in your ticket so enter it in order to get the details. It’s easier to check it through online and you can check it within a minute. You can check in railway stations. Special machines placed in stations for your convenience.
Here are few simple ways to check your PNR-status. You have to visit official railway site. In that you have to click “check PNR-status”. Once you click it a new page will open. In that you have to enter your PNR number which is in the top corner of your ticket. You can see PNR number in E-ticket as well as in tickets which booked in counters. Enter the number without any mistake and click submit. It will display your current status so you can get your details easily.
Your status will get fluctuated till final chart is prepared, so you have to keep am eye on the status periodically. Final chart is prepared before 2 hours of the departure of the train. Know booking status using PNR-Status. Passenger whose ticket confirmed won’t check for PNR-Status. Passenger whose ticket is in waiting list will search for PNR status to know whether their ticket confirmed or not. You can check it through online or by visiting railway station, based on your convenience.
Although an old organisation, Indian railways had reinvented itself many times to be relevant in the present day. The first trains were steam engines which ran between Mumbai, then called as Bombay to Thane. The railways modernised with the passage of time as it was visible with the adoption of Diesel engines which were more efficient and faster. Then the railways had also moved on to the electric trains as they were non-polluting and easy to start and stop. These were but some of the modernisation efforts that were taken up by the railways. Even on the rails, the olden narrow gauge, gave way to meter gauge and now broad gauge is the standard line that is being laid all over the country.
However the narrow gauge exists in the hilly regions like Shimla-Kalka railways and metre gauge exists in the Ooty or Nilgiri railway line. These are rightly declared as the UNESCO world heritage sites as they run on the steam engines that were brought to the country over 150 years ago. Today, the modernisation efforts of the railways is far reaching and introduction of bio-toilets that utilises only a little of water, electrification of all compartments and coaches, advanced security features in the coaches to prevent mishaps are only a few to start with. However not all is rosy in the picture of railways. Indian railways suffer from a plethora of problems like poor collection of expenses due to wastage of resources and due to a large number of ticketless travels by people.
Moreover pillaging of trains is an inherent problem as people damage or steal things from the trains. There are also incidents of people stealing the railways lines and selling them or using them for iron. The safety features of railway is yet to up to the international standards and the convenience that we get in the indigenous trains are nowhere near the services that are being offered worldwide. In short, even as Indian railways has many feathers on its cap, it needs to be improved.