Indian Railways Vikalp Scheme – Now Passengers Can Get Confirmed Ticket
Let’s Know What is Vikalp Scheme?
Vikalp Scheme is an user-friendly scheme, which provides confirmed ticket in an alternative train when they do not get confirmed ticket in their choice of train. The scheme will help the passengers to get into an alternative train if they do not get confirmed ticket.
This scheme will also help the waiting list passengers. Vikalp Scheme will be useful because it will allow the passengers an option to get confirmed berths in alternative train
Main Objective of Vikalp Scheme:
In order the provide best facilities, the Indian Railways has introduced Vikalp Scheme for those passengers who do not get confirmed ticket. Under the scheme, the railway will provide a facility to the passengers to get a confirm seat in another train when they do not get confirmed berths in the trains they have booked.
Recently, the scheme has been launched on the pilot basis on Delhi-Lucknow and Delhi-Jammu sector route only. The main aim of the scheme is to provide confirmed tickets to the passengers who get waiting list tickets. If passengers have waiting list ticket, the Indian Railway will provide confirmed ticket in alternative trains on the same route to make their travel smoother and hassle-free.
At present, the scheme has been implemented in Mail/ Express & Superfast trains in India. As per the rules, when a Viklap passenger will get an alternate seat than the journey modifications will not be applied. In this case, the passengers will have not to bear extra charge or any refund is provided for difference of fare.
According to the Vikalp Scheme, this facility is being extended to the Delhi-Howrah, Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Chennai, Delhi-Bangalore and Delhi-Secunderabad routes.
How to Get Confirmed Ticket under Vikalp Scheme:
Currently, this scheme is available in online ticket booking.
1. Log on to IRCTC website.
2. Chose “Vikalp” option while booking itself.
3. After pop up appears for terms and conditions check and go forward.
After ticket booking, if you do get confirmed ticket, you will receive a message on your registered mobile number.