No free travel insurance to railway passengers from September 1 | August 12


ONAD-Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has decided to stop free travel insurance

? Cool Title, but what’s the news?

Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has decided to stop free travel insurance starting September 1 and “the option of free insurance will be optional”.

? Okay, but what does it mean?

Travellers while booking tickets through its website or mobile application will have to choose from two options: to opt-in or opt-out of travel insurance. In a bid to promote the digital transaction, the IRCTC has been giving free travel insurance to passengers since December 2017.

? Why should I care?

The order to charge for the travel insurance will be generated in a few days. However, the amount has not been disclosed yet. Indian Railway is the preferred mode of travel for a majority of Indians.

Source: Hindustan Times


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Vedant Kaushik