PNR Status Southern Railway

The Southern Railway is regarded as one of the remarkable and largest Indian Railways Zones. It covers entire Indian Southern Peninsula including various states including Tamil Nadu, Kerala,Pondicherry,parts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It connects long distance regions like Kanyakumari in the South, Gudur in North East, Mangalore on the western coast, and Renigunta in North West.

See http://www.pnrstatus.co.in to Check Pnr Status. The Southern Railway of India came to existence on 14th April 1951 andbecame the first Railway Zoneof independent India. It was formed by integrating the South Indian Railway, Southern Mahratta Railway, Madras, andMysore State Railways. This railway Zone boasts of carrying more than 500 million passengers approximately every year on its network. It is among the leading Indian Railways zone that generates its revenue from the passengers rather than freight.

The six Divisional headquarters of Southern Railway are as mentioned below.

  • Chennai
  • Tiruchirapalli
  • Madurai
  • Salem
  • Palakkad
  • Thiruvananthapuram

A large portion of this railway zone comprises of meter gauge lines and work is in progress for conversion of all lines to broad gauge which will improve the facilities at stations. This railway zone is dedicated in its revival by focussing on areas like installation of better catering stalls, incorporating an automated signalling system for preventing accidents and modernization of platform.

The statistics of Chennai Central station reveals that it is one of the busiest railway stations that serve nearly one million passengers every day. Chennai Central and Trivandrum Central railway stations are regarded as the world class platforms.

Checking the PNR Status in Southern Railway

Passengers can dial ‘139? from their BSNL landlines, Idea, Vodaphone, Dolphin, Garuda, Spice Telecom, MTNL landlines and other telecom operator enabled phones. Thus, customers can get easy access to fax, SMS, and call back facilities

Steps for checking PNR statusin Southern Railway

The steps for checking PNR status using Indian Railways website are as follows.

(1)          Visit the page http://www.indianrail.gov.in/pnr_stat.html

(2)          Keep your PNR number handy. The PNR number is a 10 digit number located on left side of ticket

(3)          You should quote this PNR number and insert it in the empty fields for checking the status of your ticket.

(4)          After inserting the correct PNR number, you can click on GET PNR status button located below the query box.

The services of Indian Railways websites are available from 0400 hrs IST to 2330 hrs IST.

Moreover, passenger can also make Southern RailwayPNR Status Enquiry on Rediff website or Cleartrip website

PNR status by SMS: Passengers can also get the PNR status of Southern RailwayTicket by sending SMS in the following format.

“PNR <10 digit PNR number>” to 57886 or 5888 or 5676747

In addition to above numbers, passenger can also send the SMS to 139 number which is new passenger information system started by Southern Railway.  In fact, one can send SMS to 139 for obtaining any information related to Southern railways including fare, accommodation, PNR Status, etc. This SMS service costs at a premium of Rs 3 per message.

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