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Wednesday, 27 May 2020

How to cancel Vikalp option?: 13 things to understand Vikalp Scheme

The Vikalp scheme is applicable to all waiting list passengers irrespective of booking quota and concession. Under this IRCTC scheme, the passengers will opt max 5 trains for the Vikalp scheme.
How to cancel Vikalp option?: 13 things to understand Vikalp Scheme
So in this article we are going to discuss the procedure for ''How to cancel Vikalp option?''. According to Indian Railways, boarding and terminating station might also change to nearby cluster stations under the IRCTC Vikalp scheme.

RCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Cooperation) offers a solution to tackle a situation like the mismatch between accommodation in reserved trains. This scheme provides benefits to all waiting list passengers as well as at the same time, it can optimize the Railway's resource.

Before starting our main topic you all need to understand the key things about IRCTC's Vikalp scheme.

Key Things to Understand the IRCTC's Vikalp Scheme:

  • Indian Railways Vikalp scheme is implemented for the passenger of all train types and classes.
  • The scheme is applicable to all waiting list passengers irrespective of booking quota and concession.
  • Under this scheme, passengers can opt for a maximum of 5 trains.
  • Vikalp opted passengers who booked in waiting and remain fully waitlisted after charting will only be considered for allotment in the alternate train.
  • Fully wanting Passenger opted for Vikalp should check PNR.
  • No extra charges shall be taken from passenger or any refund shall be provided for the difference of fare.
  • Waiting listed passengers at the original train shall be allowed to board the original train if allotted alternate accommodation.
  • Passenger once provide alternate accommodation in alternate train will be treated as a normal passenger in alternate train and will be eligible for up-gradation.
  • When Vikalp opted passenger opts to cancel, after he/she has been given alternate accommodation, he/she will be treated as a confirmed passenger and the cancellation rules will apply accordingly.
  • No refund for the difference of fare between the original train and the alternate train, including Tatkal charges will be given to re-allocated passengers.
  • Once a 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 a modified journey.
  • 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 TDR request.
  • The train list once selected under the VIkalp scheme cannot be changed.

How to Cancel Vikalp option?

In rare situations, a passenger who has been provided alternate accommodation might get dropped/re-allotted in alternate trains due to last-minute change in the composition of the alternate train at the time of chart preparation.

Once a 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 a modified journey.

When Vikalp opted passenger opts to cancel, after he/she been given alternative accommodation, he will be treated as a CONFIRMED passenger and the cancellation rules will apply accordingly. Vikalp scheme once successfully opted cannot be changed.

The passenger can be transferred to an alternate train opted and departing between 30 min to 72 hours from the scheduled departure of the original train, in which the passenger has booked the ticket.

The Vikalp scheme is available at a later stage before charting also through booked ticket history link. Please check the PNR status after charting.

Summary:

In this article we tried to explain the term and condition and then what kind of procedure has been followed by the passenger to cancel there Vikalp scheme opted. We hope you understand that, how to cancel the Vikalp option.

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