IRCTC or Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation provides a special facility that enables users to opt for alternative trains in case their primary tickets do not get confirmed. Called Vikalp, this scheme is available for passengers of all train types and classes, and is applicable for waiting list – or wait-listed – passengers irrespective of booking quota and concession, according to IRCTC’s website. Under the Vikalp scheme, a user gets to opt for a maximum of seven alternative trains, according to IRCTC, which is the ticketing arm of the Indian Railways. However, IRCTC noted that Vikalp does not mean that confirmed berth will be provided to passengers in alternate train. It is subject to train and berth availability.
Here are some other important details about IRCTC’s Vikalp scheme:
IRCTC ticket booking: Who can opt for Vikalp scheme
The Vikalp scheme is applicable for those holding train ticket bookings with a “waiting” status. Individuals remaining fully wait-listed after charting are considered for allotment in the alternative trains opted by them. Read More