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It happens so often that we want to go out with our whole family and the plans get cancelled or delayed because of the train reservations. Mostly during the time of festivals it's almost impossible to get a confirmed seat and on short notice - you might as well forget about it!
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But now the prayers have been answered as the Indian Railways have come up with a brilliant scheme that will give relief to so many passengers who have waiting tickets. According to this scheme by Indian Railways - if the passengers have waiting tickets then they will be able to avail the opportunity of travelling in Rajdhani or Shatabdi trains even if they have booked any train for the same destination! The scheme will be in motion from April 1st, 2017.
There will be no extra charges or refunds if there is any difference in the fares. This passenger friendly scheme is known as "Vikalp"- this provides the passengers to switch to premium trains like Shatabdi , Rajdhani if they have waiting tickets in trains that are going in the very same direction!
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There is a system available for online ticketing: If a passenger opts for the Vikalp scheme while booking tickets, he will get an SMS alert on his/her mobile phone about getting the confirmed accommodation in the alternative train.
This initiative, if executed with great precision, will prove to be beneficial for every citizen!