The Rail Passenger Reservation System (PRS) will be shut down for six hours after hours of the night over the next seven days as part of the national carrier’s efforts to normalize passenger service and return to pre-coronavirus times. in stages.
The move should ensure system data updates, new train numbers and other work, the Ministry of Railways said on Sunday.
“Since all mail / express trains need to update a huge amount of past (old train numbers) and current passenger booking data, this is planned in a series of carefully calibrated steps and carried out at night to minimize impact. on ticket services.
“The events will be held from the intermediate nights of November 14 and 15 to the night of November 20 and 21, from 23:30 to 05:30,” it was reported.
During these six hours (23:30 to 05:30) PRS services such as ticket reservations, current reservations, cancellations, referral services and others will not be available.
In addition, the rail staff will ensure that trains leave at the specified time in advance. The ministry noted that with the exception of PRS services, all other referral services, including 139 services, will work without interruption.
“The Ministry of Railways has asked its clients to support the ministry in its efforts to normalize and improve the quality of passenger service,” the statement said.
Indian Railways on Friday issued an order to end the use of “special” tags for mail and express trains and immediately return to pre-pandemic ticket prices.
However, officials said the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, such as temporary restrictions on concessions, bedding and food services, will continue to apply.