Vikalp Scheme of Indian Railway: It is always better to opt for the option scheme of railways for the people who are thinking of going home during the festive season. This increases the chances of getting the ticket confirmed. If the waiting ticket is not getting confirmed on that train and you have opted for alternate trains, then the berths may be confirmed on that train.
On the occasion of various other festivals including Chhath-Diwali across the country, a large number of people go to their homes and villages, for which most people use trains. Many routes of Indian Railways are so busy that it is very difficult to get a train confirmation ticket early. For such passengers, the Railways gives such an option, which increases the chances of getting their seat confirmed in the train. This option is none other than Vikalp Scheme. Railways have been running the Vikalp scheme for a long time and a large number of passengers also get the benefit of this scheme.
What is Vikalp Scheme and how does it increase the chances of getting the ticket confirmed?
It is always better to opt for the Vikalp scheme for those looking to go home during the festive season. This increases the chances of getting the ticket confirmed much more. If the waiting ticket is not getting confirmed in that train then you have opted for alternate trains, berths may be confirmed in them. However, it depends on the train and seat availability. According to IRCTC, you will be transferred to the alternate train within 72 hours from the time of departure of the train in which you have booked. This scheme has been implemented on the same class of Mail/Express trains. Northern Railway has made some tweets giving information about the option scheme.
‘Can choose seven alternate trains’
Northern Railway tweeted, ‘Vikas A good convenience for rail passengers…Alternatively available’ option by Indian Railways for space availability in other trains in case the desired train does not have space Take advantage of the scheme. This scheme helps the waiting railway passengers to get vacant berths of other trains running between the same route and place. Under the Vikalp scheme, rail travelers can select the scheme and choose 7 alternate trains while booking tickets online. If any seat or berth is available in an alternate train, the seat/berth will automatically be allotted to them in any train opted by them.
Railways running many special trains
on festivals Due to the increase in the number of passengers at various stations on festivals, Indian Railways also operates many special trains. Now many other important festivals including Dhanteras, Diwali are about to come. In such a situation, Northern Railway is running special trains going from Delhi to other states. Railway has given information by tweeting, “Keeping in view the festivals, many special trains are being run by Northern Railway for the convenience of railway passengers, in addition to regular trains, which are operated by New Delhi, Delhi J. Passengers can take advantage of these being done from Nizamuddin, Anand Vihar, and other stations.