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For Next 7 Days, Train Booking and Cancellation Will Be Shut for 6 Hours

The Railway Ministry announced that PRS services including ticket reservation, current booking, cancellation, enquiry services will not be available for 6 hours for the next 7 days

For Next 7 Days, Train Booking and Cancellation Will Be Shut for 6 Hours

Sentinel Digital Desk

NEW DELHI: On 14 November 2021, the Ministry of Railways announced that the Railways Passenger Reservation System (PRS) will be shut down for six hours during the lean business hours of the night for the next seven days.

The Ministry earlier announced that this move is carried out in order to bring about normalcy to the passenger's services and restore the post covid levels of services in a phased manner. The six-hour duration will be utilized in order to upgrade the system data with new train numbers and other relevant items.

"As part of Railways' efforts to normalize passenger services and revert back in a phased manner to the pre-covid levels of service, the Railways Passenger Reservation System ( PRS) will be shut down for 6:00 hours during the lean business hours of the night for next 7 days," the ministry said in a statement.

The Railway Ministry has decided to restore the number, fare, and categorization of regular timetable trains which are presently operating as Mail/ Express Special and Holiday special due to the pandemic. Covid-19 special trains will no longer be functional.

The Railway Board intends to make necessary changes in the software for train bookings and other railway-related services and has therefore requested the CRIS to bring about these changes. To discontinue Covid 19 special trains, the railways have planned a series of carefully calibrated steps as a humongous amount of data belonging to current passenger booking and old train numbers need to be updated for all Mail/Express trains. In order to minimize the impact on ticketing services, the data will be updated during the night hours.

The 6-hour, activity will commence from November 14 at 11:30 pm and end on November 15 at 5:30 am. It will last till November 21.

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