IRCTC (Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation) has introduced Vikalp Scheme for providing confirmed berth in an alternate train to waitlisted passengers.
This scheme is implemented for passengers of all train types and class. Under this program, passengers can opt for maximum five trains.
10 Key Things To Know About IRCTC’s Vikalp Scheme:
1) Irrespective of booking quota and concession, the scheme is applicable to all waiting list passengers.
2) Opting for VIKALP does not imply that confirmed berth will be allotted to passengers in an alternate train. This is dependent on the availability of train and berth.
3) Vikalp-opted passengers, who get a booking in waiting and remains fully waitlisted after charting, will only be considered for allotment in the alternate train.
4) Under this scheme, the boarding and terminating stations of the passenger might change to nearby or accessible principal stations.
5) You can be shifted to an alternate train available within 12 hours from the scheduled departure of the original train.
6) After charting, fully waitlisted passengers opted for Vikalp should check the PNR (Passenger Name Record) status.
7) There will be no extra charges taken from passengers. Also, no refund shall be provided for the difference of fare.
8) If allotted alternate accommodation, waitlisted passengers of the original train shall not be allowed to board the original train.
9) In case a Vikalp opted passenger opts to cancel, after being allotted accommodation in an alternate train, he will be treated as a confirmed passenger and the cancellation rules will apply accordingly.
10) Train list once selected under the Vikalp scheme cannot be changed.