Indian Railways Latest News: The passenger reservation system (PRS) of the Northern Railways will remain suspended for three hours on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday i.e., July 29 and 30, a statement released by the Indian Railways said on Friday.Also Read - Talking Loudly Over Phone or Playing Music on Trains? Passengers Soon to Face Action From Railways
Following the suspension of PRS, all services — reservation activities, enquiry on 139 and internet booking — would not be available during the closure hours, the advisory further informed. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Indian Railways Cancels Over 400 Trains Today. Details Here
The PRS system will be remained closed from 11.45 PM on July 29 to 2.45 AM on July 30 due to static and dynamic database compression activity. “Due to static and dynamic database compression activity in the passenger reservation system, the services would be temporarily suspended from 11.45 pm to 02.45 am on the intervening night of July 29-July 30,” the release said. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways Cancels 385 Trains Today Due To Operational Reasons, Foggy Weather
In a similar exercise, earlier, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website, Passenger Reservation System (PRS) and other online services by the Indian Railways were unavailable for the passengers for six hours in May. The official website of IRCTC – irctc.co.in – and other online portals of the Indian Railways were shut down from 10.45 PM on May 2 to 5 AM on May 3.
During the time period, facilities like the call centre, IVRS touchscreen and 139 enquiry system were unavailable for users. The online portals of the Indian Railways, including the IRCTC, were shut down for upgradation as some new features are being added to websites and apps.