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SEBI intervenes after NSE witnesses 2 hour technical glitch; seeks detailed report

For two hours in hectic bullish trade, especially in the Futures & Options segment, traders lost the opportunity to execute their trades

September 23, 2019 / 05:41 PM IST

Traders lost the opportunity of earning a profit on long positions or exiting their loss making short positions after trading platform ICICIdirect's online system broke down on September 23. The glitch has been blamed on SIFY: NSE's internet provider.

According to sources, the market regulator has sought a detailed report on the technical glitch from NSE.

Even Edelweiss Securities' subscribers faced a similar issue. The brokerage said in a notification that trades were being executed but the rates were not uploading.

As a result, traders lost nearly two hours of trading time between 9.15 am and 11.10 am.

For two hours in a hectic bullish trade, especially in the Futures & Options segment, traders lost the opportunity to execute their trades. The Nifty opened at 11,542, peaked at 11,666 and settled around 11,590 levels between 9.15 am to 11.15 am.


Investors holding short positions could not provide for margin online based on the price feed and hence suffered losses.

At 10:13 am ICICIdirect tweeted:

It was only after 11.14 am that subscribers received a message from ICICIdirect stating that price feeds were not coming from NSE due to a technical issue. A subscriber shared this message with Moneycontrol.

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At 11:26 AM, ICICIdirect tweeted:

Himadri Buch
first published: Sep 23, 2019 02:55 pm
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