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WhatsApp Users Can Now Check PNR Status and Live Train Status Using WhatsApp

WhatsApp Users Can Now Check PNR Status and Live Train Status Using WhatsApp

If you are looking for an answer to ‘How to check PNR status on
WhatsApp’, then here is a detailed guide on how you can check PNR status
online via WhatsApp, just follow these simple steps.

WhatsApp is
easily among the most popular apps in India, and it has over 200 million daily active users in India. In the last
couple of years, WhatsApp has announced several new features for its
users and now WhatsApp has added another feature to the tally as
MakeMyTrip and Indian Railways to make PNR status and Live train status
available to Indian users via the Facebook-owned platform. but did you know it can
help you track trains live check your PNR status too? Of course, there
are other ways to check your PNR status as well as track live train
status online – the NTES app by IRCTC
can help with the latter, while the former can be checked using the
Rail Connect app. And there’s always the option to call 139 to check
these details. But with WhatsApp on your fingertips, on both smartphones
and select feature phones, it becomes much easier to check these
statuses online. We explain how the popular app with over 200 million
users can help you here.

IRCTC has partnered with travel platform MakeMyTrip
to provide its users with the PNR status and live train status on your
smartphone. You just need to have the latest version of WhatsApp on your
phone and, of course, a working internet connection.


Firstly check if your phone has the latest version of WhatsApp. If you
aren’t sure you can look for the updates on Google Play Store or App
Store and update the app if required.

1. You must be running the latest version of WhatsApp
2. Working internet connection
3. Keep your train number and PNR number handy.


1.Open CALL ‘Dialer’ app on your smartphone OR Go to your smartphone’s contact book and save THIS BELOW MakeMyTrip’s number in your phone.

2.Type ‘7349389104’ (official MakeMyTrip WhatsApp) number and save it to your contacts.

3.After saving the number, open WhatsApp on your phone and refresh the contacts list.

4.Search the contact and tap on it to open the chat window.

Now Check PNR Status and Live Train Status Using WhatsApp

5.Send your train number to check the live train status and to check the PNR status enter your PNR number.

6.After this, MakeMyTrip will send you the real-time train status or booking status of your PNR.

After you hit send, you will be provided all the details of the train
status, such as whether it has started, departure station and time,
expected arrival time, etc.

Both these services require MakeMyTrip
to fetch the data (of the train or your PNR) from the IRCTC servers so
you may face a slight delay in receiving a reply. Make sure your
WhatsApp notifications are on so that you do not miss the status even in
cases there is a delay in getting the data for your request. Moreover,
these services are for all Indian Railways travellers, and you need not
have booked train tickets from MakeMyTrip to use this service. And, of
course, checking your PNR status and live train status on WhatsApp is

To refresh your contact list:

1. Open WhatsApp and tap on the ‘New message’ icon from the bottom-right corner
2. Now, tap on three-horizontal dots and tap on ‘Refresh’ option


1.MakeMyTrip won’t respond until you see the ‘Blue’ tick mark on your sent WhatsApp message.

2.Response time can also depend upon the number of enquiries or on server load.

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