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Train e-ticket bookings on the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website will be closed on the night of September 29 from 11:45 pm to 4:30 am.

All ticket service bookings including online services will be discontinued for most parts of the country including Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal. The Chief Commercial Manager (CCM) of Easter Railway shared information about the development.

The online booking service will be closed in view of the shutdown of Kolkata Passenger Reservation System (PRS) data. During the period, no passengers will be able to book tickets or cancel them. The online services including e-ticket booking/cancellations will be stalled for approximately five hours.

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Online ticket bookings at night have increased significantly ever since the introduction of special trains. However, the facility will not be available from Dhanbad, Ranchi Jamshedpur, Asansol, Bokaro, Kolkata and Patna on the night of September 29. The five-hour halt in ticket bookings will primarily affect eastern and north eastern railway operations.

The online services will be closed for Eastern Central Railway, Eastern Railway, South Eastern Railway, East Coast Railway and South East Central Railway.

Some of the states where passengers will face disruptions on September 29 are Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.

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