Now You Can Check PNR Status using WhatsApp
IRCTC have great news for Indian smartphone users. Now they can check Indian Railway PNR status right from their smartphone and that’s too from their favorite messaging app WhatsApp. If you ever got a waitlisted or RAC ticket from Indian Railway, you may have experience on how tedious was to check the PNR status of your ticket. Previously, passengers were required to call the Indian Railway’s reservation enquiry number ‘139’ or had to check through IRCTC website. Both the processes were not that easy.
You might already have experience of the busy IRCTC server when you really need an urgent Tatkal ticket by using IRCTC website. So in order to decrease the server load on IRCTC for PNR enquiry and further simplify the process, IRCTC made a tie-up with travel website Make My Trip. This tie-up now brings information such as PNR Status, live train status and many more right on the fingerprints of the passengers.
Follow the below steps to check the PNR status:
- Add ‘7349389104’ to your contact number. This is the official WhatsApp number of MakeMyTrip.
- Once you save the number, open your WhatsApp and refresh the contact list. Tap on the ‘New Message’ icon from the bottom right corner and then tap on the three horizontal dots and select refresh option.
- Search the contact number you just saved and tap on it to open chat screen.
- If you would like to check the live train status, send the train number. To check PNR status, send the PNR number.
For instance, if your PNR number is 0123456789, then type ‘PNR 0123456789’ and press send.
In case you would like to know the train status then if the train number is 12425, just type in ‘12425’ without any additional text and send it to MakeMyTrip contact.
MakeMyTrip will respond to your query and provide you the details like your PNR status, train departure time, running status and expected time of arrival etc. You may have to wait for a little bit as you are not alone querying the MakeMyTrip server. Also, remember to check for the blue ticks of delivery status of the message.
The service is absolutely free of cost and you can check the PNR status for anyone. You do not need to be the owner of the Ticket in order to check for the PNR status.
Feel free to comment on your experience and let others know about it.