Good response for Travel insurance scheme in the Indian Railways
10 million passengers bought railway travel insurance in 29 days of opening, says IRCTC.
The optional travel insurance plot in the Indian Railways has garnered big confession in less than a months’ times, as when one crore passengers opted for it, officials said regarding Friday.
The insurance mean was launched upon September 1 by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).
“The optional insurance scheme has elicited an utterly favourable appreciation from the rail passengers,” IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director A.K. Manocha said in a declaration.
“In less than a month, the passenger-approachable suffer has been opted for by one crore passengers till Thursday (September 29),” he auxiliary.
The opening of travel insurance for railway passengers for just Re. 1 by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) proverb as many as 10 million (1 crore) passengers availing the lead in just 30 days.
The IRCTC had introduced the optional travel insurance policy upon September 1, covering death or disability arising out of various “untoward incidents,” including terrorism.
The insurance lid starts from the actual departure of the train from the originating station to its actual start at the destination station, including the process of entraining and detraining.
The IRCTC has merged subsequently than private insurers ICICI Lombard General Insurance, Royal Sundaram and Shriram General to take going on the travel insurance facility.
According to the IRCTC, the optional insurance plot execution is handy for every portion of passengers who cd e-tickets, excluding suburban trains, through its website, irrespective of the class of ticket.
Meanwhile, after the ticket is booked and payment of premium, a message is displayed to admission the nomination details, which are vital to reach agreement the claims nearly speaking timely basis.
Users wanting coverage for children below five years of age have to furnish details of the child at the time of booking and accordingly travel insurance premium is association to the quantity amount payable.