New Delhi: Important news for passengers traveling on reserved tickets in the train. So far, the service provided by IRCTC in free will be charged on September 1. In such a way, to book tickets, you have to spend a little more money than before. Let you know that the facility of free travel insurance is being discontinued from IRCTC on e-ticket from September 1. Now if you want to take advantage of the insurance, then you have to pay extra for this. That is, if you want to take insurance then it is necessary to make additional payments.
Facility was provided from December 2017
After the railway’s decision, it will depend on the passenger’s desire to travel whether he wants to do the insurance or not. Let you know that IRCTC is providing the facility of free insurance to passengers from December 2017. At that time, Free Insurance was provided by IRCTC to promote digital transactions. At that time, IRCTC had also terminated the charges incurred on paying the ticket with the debit card.
Convenience in all categories
The facility of insurance on behalf of IRCTC is given in all categories of sleeper, AC and chair. Under this, there is a cover of a maximum of 10 lakh rupees for any incident. If the passenger dies due to an accident during the journey, then there is a provision of getting 10 lakh rupees. There is a provision of 7.5 lakh rupees for permanent or partial disability. Two lakh rupees are given to the injured.
Children under the age of 5 are not insured from the Railways side. IRCTC has tied up with ICICI Lombard General Insurance, Royal Sundaram General Insurance and Shriram General Insurance for Travel Insurance. As per the new rule, for a ticket on September 1, 92 paisa will be required for the insurance, it will be about one rupee along with the tax.