The railways passenger reservation system will close for six hours during the night working hours for the next seven days, as part of the national carrier’s efforts to normalize passenger services and gradually return to pre-covid times.
The step is to allow for system data updates, new train numbers and other work, the railway ministry said on Sunday.
“Since a huge amount of past (old train numbers) and current data on passenger reservations needs to be updated across all mail / express trains, this has been planned in a series of carefully calibrated steps and implemented over the hours. night in order to minimize the impact on ticketing services.
“The activity will run from the night of November 14-15 to the night of November 20-21, starting at 11.30pm and ending at 5.30am,” he said.
During these six hours (from 11.30pm to 5.30am) there will be no passenger booking system (PRS) services such as ticket booking, booking in progress, cancellation, inquiry services, among others.
In addition, the railway staff will ensure advance mapping for the start of trains during the times concerned. With the exception of PRS services, all other investigative services, including 139 services, will continue uninterrupted, the ministry noted.
“The Ministry of Railways has asked its customers to support the Ministry in its effort to normalize and update passenger services,” he said.
The Indian Railways On Friday he had placed an order to discontinue the “special” tag for mail and express trains and return to pre-pandemic ticket prices with immediate effect.
Officials, however, said that limits introduced ahead of the pandemic, such as temporary restrictions on concessions, bedding and restaurant services, will continue to be in place.
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