Southern Railway is one the four zones in Indian Railway. It also has the prime to be one of the oldest of them all. It is formed on 14th April, 1951, and since then it is serving Indian passengers with it best services. The main head quarters is based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. There are six divisions which come under SR, namely Madurai, Chennai, Palakkad, Tiruchirapalli, Salem and Thiruvananthapuram.
As this railway service is based in populated parts on India, it majorly earn revenue from Indian Passengers and not from freight as other railways does. Serving more than 500 millions passengers annually, Southern Railway has pride on his services. The state which Southern railway covers combine Tamil Nadu, Punducherry and Kerala along with small portion of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. As this state is having one of the higher literacy rates more people prefer to book their southern rail tickets online. As they book their mostly from IRCTC booking website. They also check their Southern Railway PNR Status online. They can either do this by provided Indian Railway official website or either check it on PNR Status Enquiry Blog.
Most of the time you may not find an internet connection nearby, in that case one can check his Southern Railway PNR Status via mobile phone numbers or PNR Status sms service provided by Indian Railways.
It is always been advised to take print out of your railway ticket and keep proper ID if your ticket is been booked online. This will avoid any misconception and you will travel without any trouble. In case your ticket is been not reservation ticket or is not been confirmed and you are traveling in reservation compartment, you would be termed as without ticket. Take full information before booking your tickets online via any travel agent.