LUCKNOW: Passengers might face some inconvenience in online booking of Railway tickets due to closing down of computerised passenger reservation system for maintenance and upgradation. The booking of reserved railway tickets will be stopped between 10.00 p.m. on Sunday (November 18) and 04.40 a.m. on Monday (November 19). "Passengers queuing up at booking counters at the stations will not face any difficulty, as by the time the counters open, maintenance work would be over," said Neeraj Sharma, CPRO, Northern Railways. Passengers booking online tickets between the said period will face difficulties. While the maintenance and upgradation will affect the booking of reserved tickets, railway enquiry will function. People using 139 rail enquiry will be able to use the service without any hassles.
On the other hand, in order to clear the extra rush of passengers, Railways will run one trip of a special train between Gorakhpur and Anand Vihar Terminal. Train number 05057 Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar Terminal festival special will depart from Gorakhpur on November 18 at 02.30 p.m. to reach Anand Vihar Terminal at 05.10 a.m. the next day. In the return direction, train number 05058 will depart from Anand Vihar Terminal on November 19 at 05.50 a.m. to reach Gorakhpur at 08.20 p.m. the same day.
The train will consist of one AC II tier, three AC III tier, nine second class sleeper coaches, six general class coaches besides luggage vans. The train will stop at Ghaziabad, Moradabad, Lucknow, Barabanki, Gonda, Basti and Khalilabad stations enroute on both the directions.
Source - times of india.