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Recently IRCTC launched Alternative Train Accommodation Scheme named "VIKALP"
on pilot basis on Delhi-Lucknow and Delhi-Jammu sector only.
This scheme is currently implemented only across Mail/Express trains of same category.
This scheme is applicable to all waiting list passengers irrespective of booking quota and concession.
In pilot phase the scheme will be available on few pre-designated trains in the above sectors only
Click to read Official IRCTC "VIKALP" Scheme Details
How IRCTC "VIKALP" Scheme will work ?
Under this scheme passenger will get a choice to opt for VIKALP scheme while booking any ticket.
VIKALP opted passengers who booked in waiting and remain fully Wait
listed after charting will only be considered for allotment in the alternate train.
For "VIKALP" opted passengers no extra charges shall be taken from passenger or any refund
shall be provided for difference of fare.
All "VIKALP" opted passengers of a PNR or none will be transferred to alternate train in same class.
The passenger can be considered for shifting to a train leaving from any station amongst the cluster of stations defined by
Railways based on the convenience of the passengers to a station serving the destination station on the same analogy
The VIKALP opted passengers who have been provided accommodation in the alternate train will not
figure in the wait listed charts of their original train. A separate list of passengers transferred
in alternate train will be pasted along with the CONFIRMED and WAITLIST charts.
The passenger allotted alternate accommodation can travel in the alternate train on authority of original ticket.
Passengers once provided alternate accommodation in alternate train will be treated as normal
passengers in alternate train and will be eligible for up gradation and cancellation of ticket and eligible for refund.
If alternative train has been alloted to the passengers, wait listed passengers of original train shall not be
allowed to board the original train.
Once an VIKALP opted passenger has been allotted alternate accommodation, journey modification will not be permitted.
If required, the passenger will have to cancel the ticket and book a fresh ticket for modified journey
Passengers Needs to know below points before Opting "VIKALP" Scheme
This information will be available on Call Centre (139), PRS Enquiry Counters,
Passenger Operated Enquiry Terminals installed at stations and WEB ENQUIRY on www.indianrail.gov.in
Opting for VIKALP does not mean that confirmed berth will be provided to passengers in alternate train.
It is subject to train and berth availability.
You can be transferred to any alternate train available within 12 Hrs from the scheduled departure of original train,
in which you have booked.
In this scheme, your boarding and terminating station might change to nearby cluster stations.
In rare situations, passengers who have been provided alternate accommodation
might get dropped/re-allotted in alternate train due to last minute change in composition
of the alternate train at the time of chart preparation. So, passengers who have been provided
alternate accommodation should check PNR status also after preparation of charts of the alternate train for final status.
When a passenger who has been allotted alternate accommodation has not performed his journey in the alternate train,
he can claim for refunds by filing a TDR request.