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New railway scheme to shorten wait lists, transfer passengers to alternative trains

Waitlisted passengers will get the choice of travelling on reserved berths in alternative trains on the same route from April, railway minister Suresh Prabhu announced on Wednesday.Called Vikalp, or alternative train accommodation system (ATAS), the scheme will provide reserved berths or s...Read more

'Vikalp' is a scheme launched by Indian Railways to help wait-listed passengers. Which of the following is NOT true about this scheme? भारतीय रेलवेारा तीा सूचीब याय केलए 'वकप' नामक योजना शु क गयी है। ननलखत मसेकौन सा कथन इस योजना केसंदभमसही नह है? Options: 1) Confirmed berths in alternate trains. सरी ेन मउनक कं फमसीटद जायेगी। 2) No-extra charges will be taken from passengers. याय सेअतर कराया नह लया जायेगा। 3) Wait-listed passengers can avail opportunity of travelling in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Special trains even when booking made is in other mail/express trains. तीा सूचीब याय को राजधानी/शताद/पेशल ेन मयाा का अवसर उपलध हो सकता है, जबक उहोनसरी मेल/एसेस ेन मबुकग क ई हो। 4) Vikalp scheme will be initially available for e-tickets only. वकप योजना के वल ई-टकट पर ही उपलध होगी।

Correct Answer: Confirmed berths in alternate trainsCalled Vikalp, or alternative train accommodation system (ATAS), the scheme will provide reserved berths or seats within 12 hours to passengers on the waiting list in another train bound for that destination. The change won’t entail...Read more