Indian Railways has a great option to help passengers get a confirmed seat in an alternate train if a waitlisted ticket doesn’t make it to the confirmed list. This can be done by opting for the ‘Vikalp’ scheme. This scheme is particularly handy during the festival season or school holiday season when getting a confirmed seat becomes next to impossible.
Assume you have a waitlisted ticket for a train from Delhi to Hyderabad. The chart has been prepared and you are still on the waitlist, meaning your reservation hasn’t been confirmed and you can’t travel. But, if you have opted for IRCTC’s Vikalp (the word means ‘option’) Scheme, chances are, you could travel on the next train that will go to Hyderabad from Delhi.
What is the Vikalp Scheme?
The Vikalp scheme, also known as alternate train accommodation scheme (ATAS), was launched in 2015 to make sure available berths are optimally used. It enables waitlisted passengers of any train to choose confirmed berth in other trains. Read more
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