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June 13, 2013

Book your Train Ticket with SMS : IRCTC

IRCTC is planning to launch SMS service to book your train ticket.From July onwards booking rail tickets will be as simple as sending an SMS Any mobile user can operate this system using handsets ranging from feature phones to smartphones.

According to a newspaper report quoting a senior IRCTC official, "The bookings can be made from anywhere and at any time in a secure manner without a need to log onto the internet or stand in a queue."

The report further added that any mobile user can operate this system using handsets ranging from feature phones to smartphones.

It all started in January 2012, when IRCTC started working on revamping its mobile apps for booking tickets from smartphones ( different OS).

Though not much clarity is there about how will the new ticket booking system work but as the launch date approaches IRCTC will be sharing further information of the same.

In the last couple of months IRCT has been has been adopting mobile technology in a big way to make the rail journey of passengers, right form booking a ticket to reaching destination, a smooth experience.
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June 1, 2013

Check Indian Train Current Location : Track Indian Train

To all Indian Rail Passengers, those want to know the current status/location of running train, now you can easily track train.

The Indian Railways has just launched RailRadar, a useful website that shows the current geographical location of any train on a Google Map.
To get started, you can zoom-in to any location /city on the map to see all the trains which are arriving at the station or have just departed. Or you can use expand the left sidebar to search trains by name, by train number or by the station name.
If you click a particular train, the map will also show the exact route of the train including all the stops and the current location of the train. The train markers highlighted in blue indicate trains that are running on time while the red markers indicate trains that are delayed or behind schedule.
The press release says that the train data is refresh every 5 minutes and the displayed location and running status of any trains displayed on the Google will always be delayed by at least 5 minutes.
The site is extremely useful and it will work on your mobile phone as well.
 There are also another useful websites to track train...

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March 1, 2012

Check Your PNR Status

                                            Passenger Current Status 
Enter the PNR for your booking below to get the current status. You will find it on the top left corner of the ticket.

CAN / MOD    -  Cancelled or Modified Passenger
CNF / Confirmed   -   Confirmed (Coach/Berth number will be available after chart preparation)
CK   -   Tatkal Quota
CKWL   -   Tatkal Waiting List
"The difference between normal waiting list and CKWL is that when the normal waiting list moves up it goes to RAC category whereas CKWL means when the waiting list moves up you can expect confirmed berth."

RAC    -   Reservation Against Cancellation
WL #   -   Waiting List Number
RLWL -     Remote Location Wait List
GNWL -     General Wait List
PQWL  -    Pooled Quota Wait List
REGRET/WL  -    No More Booking Permitted
RELEASED -     Ticket Not Cancelled but Alternative Accommodation Provided
R# #  -    RAC Coach Number Berth Number
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