Vikalp scheme launched by Indian railways [ Current Affairs ]


Indian Railways has launched Vikalp scheme to simplify waitlisted passengers to get substitute train housing. The scheme has been launched on pilot basis in trains running on Delhi - Lucknow and Delhi - Jammu sectors for 6 months.

  • These options will be limited to Mail and Express trains.
  • Indian Railways aim to achieve the twin objectives.
  • It aims at providing established accommodation to waitlisted passengers.
  • Confirm optimum utilization of available accommodation for these passengers.

Key features:

  • Waitlisted passengers will get complete accommodation in next substitute train if they opt for it while booking their tickets online.
  • Once they choose for it passengers will get SMS alert on their mobile phone.
  • They will get confirmation about accommodation in alternative train.
  • No extra charges will be paid passenger to benefit this scheme or any refund provided for the difference of fare.
  • In the alternative train, the name of passenger who has been provided accommodation will not number in the waitlisted charts of their original train.
  • A separate list of passengers moved in alternative train will be pasted along with the confirmed and waitlist charts.

- Published on: November 3, 2015