Indian Railways ALERT! This service will not be available to passengers today, tomorrow; this is why
Indian Railways has taken this action in the wake of name being changed of two railways stations. Panaki Railway station's name will be changed as Panakidhaam and Robertsganj station will now be known as Sonbhadra.
Indian Railways booking tickets online system will not be available for hours today! This Indian Railways decision may cause inconvenience to lakhs of passengers as it will block the passenger reservation system (PRS) for two and half hours on Wednesday night, affecting computerised reservation system as well as other services. The timing chosen is for passengers benefit as the least number of people come to Railways at that time. Notably, the temporary stoppage of PRS on Wednesday night will also hit inquiry service 139 as well as internet booking facility. IRCTC is the Indian Railways arm that runs catering, tourism and online ticketing operations. Its website is irctc.co.in.
Indian Railways has taken this action in the wake of name being changed of two railways stations. Panaki Railway station's name will be changed as Panakidhaam and Robertsganj station will now be known as Sonbhadra. Both the Indian Railways stations come in the territory of Uttar Pradesh, which has decided to change the name of these places.
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In order to change the names of the stations online, Indian Railways will temporarily block the PRS from 11.45 pm to 02.10 am on November 1. Passengers travelling to these places will now onwards have to book their tickets with the new names.