Railway to launch new scheme for waitlisted passengers

By Abha Manakatala - Sat Oct 31, 11:33 am

railway-Railway will launch a new scheme on Sunday for waitlisted passengers under which they can get confirmed accommodation in next alternative train if they opt for the option while booking their tickets online.

The alternative train accommodation scheme, Vikalp, will take off in trains running on Delhi-Lucknow and Delhi-Jammu sectors from November 1, on a pilot basis.

Initially, Vikalp scheme will be available only for the tickets booked through internet for six months and option will be limited to mail and express trains on the two selected routes, said a senior Railway Ministry official.

As per the scheme, waitlisted passengers of a train would be given option of getting confirmed accommodation in the next train running on the route.

The official said, the scheme will be extended to reservation booking counters and also on other routes after getting the feedback.

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