Railways had started the Vikalp Scheme in 2015 with the aim of providing confirmed tickets to the passengers. This scheme is also called Alternate Train Accommodation Scheme (ATAS).
Railway Knowledge: Indian Railways is the cheapest and most accessible means of public transport in the country, hence there is always a shortage of tickets in trains. You must have often noticed that whenever you search for a ticket in a long distance train, you see waiting most of the time. It is very rare that seats are easily available in big trains. But, keeping this problem in mind, Railways has given a better option to the passengers, through which the chances of getting a confirmed ticket increases.
Indian Railways offers option scheme to the passengers while booking train tickets. This increases the chances of getting a confirmed ticket. Let us know how this scheme of Railways works.
What is Vikalp Scheme?
Indian Railways started the Vikalp Scheme in 2015 with the aim of providing confirmed tickets to passengers. Under this, while booking waiting tickets online, passengers can also choose the option of another train to get a confirmed ticket.
Suppose you want to travel from Delhi to Ratlam by Delhi-Mumbai Tejas Rajdhani Express but you are getting a waiting ticket in the train. In such a situation, when you book a ticket, Railways offers you an option scheme, that is, if your ticket is not confirmed in the current train, then you can get a confirmed ticket on the basis of availability in trains running at different times on the same date on that route. Is.
How to choose ‘option’ for train ticket
During waiting ticket booking, Railways gives you the option to travel in all other trains running on the concerned route under the Vikalp Scheme. You can choose maximum 7 trains as per your choice by seeing the train timings and other information. If your ticket is not confirmed in the current train, then Railways gives you seats in other trains chosen by you depending on the availability. However, there is no guarantee for this.
But, choosing the Vikalp scheme increases the chances of getting a confirmed ticket. This scheme is also called Alternate Train Accommodation Scheme (ATAS). With this, Railways provides confirmed tickets to more and more passengers.
If the passenger did not choose the Vikalp option during ticket booking, then he can also choose the Vikalp scheme by going to the booked ticket history. After this, Indian Railways will try to book confirmed tickets for you in other trains selected by you.