The summers are here and with vacations kicking in, soon there will be an increase in number of people travelling by Indian Railways. With the increased footfall, chances are that many end up in the waiting list.
Well, fret not. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation or IRCTC, the extended branch of Indian railways that caters for the needs of the travelers has a service through which one can choose an alternative train in case their first reservation does not get confirmed. Named Vikalp, the scheme by IRCTC is the help to the passengers listed under the waiting list. Here is what you need to know about the Vikalp Scheme –
Who can apply for Vikalp?
Any passenger listed under the waiting list can apply for this scheme, irrespective of booking quota, train types and classes.
Vikalp Scheme rules:
1. Under the scheme, the wait-listed passenger can choose up to seven alternative trains. Read More