How to book Indian Railways tickets through VIKALP; Passenger Reservation Form has been changed

Jun 01, 2018, 19:02 PM IST
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The Indian Railways revised its Passenger Reservation Form to extend the VIKALP option to passengers booking tickets through reservation windows.  In this scheme, wait listedpassengers of a train can opt for confirmed accommodation in alternate trains. Now, the benefit of Vikalp option has also been made available through PRS counters and not just online bookings:

 

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1. Now, the VIKALP scheme option will also be available on booking made through reservation windows and not just through online bookings

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2. In the revised reservation form, passengers are given options either to avail VIKALP scheme or they can give their preference by ticking the column Yes or No. 

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3. If the option of VIKALP is availed by passengers, he/she would have to mark his/her choice of alternate train departing within 12 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours. 

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4. Also, passengers are given an optional choice to mention their Aadhaar number in the reservation form.

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5. VIKALP had been conceptualised and was introduced in 2015 only for the tickets booked through internet as a pilot project for six months, on Delhi-Lucknow and Delhi-Jammu sectors of Northern Railway. Later on this scheme was extended in all sectors across Indian Railways. 

 

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