What Does Indian Railways PNR Number Signify ?

As usual PNR stands for Passenger Name Record . In Indian Railways PNR consists of a Ten digit number and the first digit of a PNR carries an important information.

Tickets Whose :

  •   PNR starting with ‘1’ are issued from South Central Railway  (SCR Zone) (issued from Secunderabad Passenger Reservation System (PRS) )
  • PNR starting with ‘2’ or ‘3’ are issued from either Northern Railway (NR) , North Central Railway (NCR), North Western Railway (NWR) , or North Eastern Railway (NER) Zone (issued from Delhi PRS)
  • PNR starting with ‘4’ or ‘5’ are issued from either Southern Railway (SR) , South Western Railway (SWR), or South Central Railway (SCR) Zone (issued from Chennai PRS)
  •  PNR starting with ‘6’ or ‘7’ are issued from either Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) , East Central Railway (ECR) , Eastern Railway (ER) , East Coast Railway (ECoR) , South Eastern Railway (SER) , or South East Central Railway  (SECR) Zone (issued from Kolkata PRS)
  •  PNR starting with ‘8’ or ‘9’ are issued from either Central Railway (CR) , West Central Railway  (WCR), or Western Railway (WR) Zone (issued from Mumbai PRS)

Popular Railway Stations of Different Zones Are :

NR – Northern Railway {Popular stations: Delhi, Ambala, Firozpur, Lucknow NR, Moradabad}

NER – North Eastern Railways {Popular stations: Izzatnagar, Lucknow NER, Varanasi}

NFR – Northeast Frontier Railways {Popular Stations: Alipurduar, Katihar, Rangiya, Lumding, Tinsukia}

ER – Eastern Railways {Popular Stations: Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol, Malda}

SER – South Eastern Railways {Popular Stations: Adra, Chakradharpur, Kharagpur, Ranchi}

SCR – South Central Railways {Popular stations: Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur, Nanded}

SR – Southern Railways {Popular Stations: Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Palakkad, Salem, Thiruvanthapuram}

CR – Central Railways {Popular Stations: Mumbai, Bhusawal, Pune, Solapur, Nagpur}

WR – Western Railways {Popular Stations: Mumbai WR, Ratlam, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Vadodara}

SWR – South Western Railways {Popular Stations: Hubbali, Bengaluru, Mysuru}

NWR – North Western Railways {Popular Stations: Jaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur}

WCR – West Central Railways {Popular Stations: Jabalpur, Bhopal, Kota}

NCR – North Central Railways {Popular Stations: Allahabad, Agra, Jhansi}

SECR – South East Central Railways {Popular Stations: Bilaspur, Raipur, Nagpur}

ECoR – East Coast Railways {Popular Stations: Khurda Road, Sambalpur, Waltair}

ECR – East Central Railway {Popular Stations: Danapur, Dhanbad, Mughalsarai, Samastipur, Sonpur}



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