Western Railway PNR Status

The Western Railway is one of the prominent railway Zones of India. The Western Railways plays amajor role in the Indian economy as it serves the western coast of India comprising of numerous ports such as Mumbai in Maharashtra state and Okha, Bhavnagar, Kandla, Porbandar in Gujarat.

It is headquartered at Churchgatein Mumbai and includes six divisions such as Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Ratlam, Vadodara and Bhavnagar.

Check Pnr Status Irctc at “http://www.pnrstatus.co.in”. The Western Railway serves many remarkable railway lines in Western Railways such as Palanpur – Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad – Vadodara and Ratlam – Mumbai Central.  At present, its network stretches across the coastal Maharashtra, eastern portion of Rajasthan, portions of Western Madhya Pradesh and complete state of Gujarat.

The Western Railway suburban section of Mumbai is extra ordinary and noteworthy as it boasts of the highly crowded and busiest railway network of India. It is regarded as the lifeline of the Mumbai that serves millions of passengers daily. The western local train covers the distance of 120 km between38 stations from Churchgate to Dahanu Road.

The Western Railway of India came into existence on November 5, 1951 as a result of reorganization of many state-owned railways that were merged for creating Western Railways.  It includes many state owned railways including Central India Railway,Bombay, Baroda, Jaipur railways, Rajputana, and Saurashtra.

Western Railway has been credited with the introduction of first ever electric train that connected Churchgate to Borivali. Ajmer and Jaipur divisions were earlier parts of the Western Railway Zone; however they were later merged with North Western Railway. Similarly Kota division of Western Railway was later merged with the West Central Railway.

Checking the PNR Status in Western 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 status in Western 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 Western Railway PNR Status Enquiry on Rediff website or Cleartrip website

PNR status by SMS: Passengers can also get the PNR status of Western Railway Ticket 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 Western Railway.  In fact, one can send SMS to 139 for obtaining any information related to Western railways including fare, accommodation, PNR Status, etc. This SMS service costs at a premium of Rs 3 per message.

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