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

Jun 01, 2018, 07:02 PM IST

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:



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


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. 


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. 


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


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.