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Blog Entry# 3481389
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Jun 02 (17:20)   Indian Railways revises passenger reservation form for offline customers We use the following types of cookies:

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Entry# 3481389   News Entry# 339266         Tags   Past Edits
Ministry of Railways has revised the format of its passenger reservation form to benefit the  travellers  booking tickets through PRS Counters across the nation. Now, the VIKALP scheme option will also be available on booking made through reservation windows and not just through online bookings, according to a statement by Ministry of Railways.
Ministry of Railways has revised the format of its passenger reservation form to benefit the travellers booking tickets through PRS Counters across the nation. Now, the VIKALP scheme option will also be available on booking made through reservation windows and not just through online bookings, according to a statement by Ministry of Railways.
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the revised reservation form, passengers are given an option either to avail the option of VIKALP scheme or not to avail it, where they may give their preference by ticking the column Yes or No. 
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. Also, passenger is given an optional choice to mention their Aadhar number in the reservation form.
With a view to provide confirmed accommodation to waitlisted passengers and also to ensure optimal utilisation of available accommodation, a scheme called Alternate Train Accommodation Scheme – VIKALP had been conceptualised and was introduced initially only for the tickets booked through internet as a pilot project for six months, on Delhi-Lucknow and Delhi-Jammu sectors of Northern Railway.
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Later on this scheme was extended in all sectors across Indian Railways. In this scheme, wait listed passengers 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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