Railways’ PRS service shut for six hours from Nov 14 to Nov 21

The Railways’ Passenger Reservation System (PRS) will shut down for six hours throughout the lean enterprise hours of the night time for the subsequent seven days, as a part of the nationwide transporter’s efforts to normalise passenger providers and revert again to pre-covid occasions in a phased method.

The step is to allow upgradation of system information, new practice numbers and different work, the railway ministry mentioned on Sunday.

“Since an enormous quantity of previous (outdated practice numbers) and present passenger reserving information is to be up to date in all mail/categorical trains, that is being deliberate in a sequence of fastidiously calibrated steps and carried out throughout night time hours to be able to minimise the impression on ticketing providers.

“The activity will be performed starting from the intervening night of November 14 and 15 to the night of November 20 and 21, starting at 23:30 hours and ending at 0530 hrs,” it mentioned.

During these six hours (from 23:30 to 05:30 hours) interval, no PRS providers like ticket reservation, present reserving, cancellation, enquiry providers, amongst others, will likely be accessible.

Besides railway personnel will guarantee advance charting for the trains to start out throughout the affected timings. Except for the PRS providers, all different enquiry providers, together with 139 providers, will proceed uninterrupted, the ministry famous.

“The Ministry of Railways has requested its customers to support the ministry in the effort to normalise and upgrade the passenger services,” it mentioned.

The Indian Railways had on Friday issued an order to discontinue the ‘special’ tag for mail and categorical trains and revert to pre-pandemic ticket costs with speedy impact.

The officers, nevertheless, mentioned the curbs launched in view of the pandemic akin to momentary restrictions on concessions, bedrolls and meal providers, would proceed to be in impact.