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Tatkal ticket booking hit as Indian Railways' IRCTC website goes down

A Downtime Message Displaying On The Website Page Said That E-ticketing Services Were Not Available Due To Maintenance.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 16 May 2019, 01:19:09 PM
Screenshot of the IRCTC website

New Delhi:

Tatkal ticket booking took a hit as Indian Railways' IRCTC website went down on Thursday due to maintenance activity. People were not able to book or cancel their tickets due to the issue. A downtime message displaying on the website page read: "Due to maintenance activity, e-ticketing service is not available. Please try later. For cancellation/file TDR, please call at customer care no. 0755-6610661, 0755-4090600, 0755-3934191 or mail at etickets@irctc.co.in."

People took to Twitter to voice their frustration. "IRCTC is down in the peak time of Tatkal! Lakhs of voters like me were to go to our home town to cast votes! This without any prior notice. Help! How are we supposed to travel now?" tweeted one user.

The official app of the IRTC was also down. "It is disappointing that people waiting for @IRCTCofficial tatkal services to open, could not book tickets today because the website was slow for maintenance. Most were wanting to go to vote in the last phase of #GeneralElections2019 @RailMinIndia don't we need better systems?" wrote another user.

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First Published : 16 May 2019, 01:19:09 PM