Rail Budget 2016: Travel insurance for passengers soon

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New Delhi | Published: February 26, 2016 4:00:59 AM

In order to minimise financial loss to passengers from untoward incidents, Railways will launch a travel insurance scheme.

In order to minimise financial loss to passengers from untoward incidents, Railways will launch a travel insurance scheme.

“Currently there are railways claims tribunals which provide compensation in case of mishaps. One can claim compensation in case of accidents. Now we are offering additional service of insurance,” Railway Board Chairman A K Mital said.

However, he said the insurance scheme is optional and passengers will be given the option at the time of booking tickets.

Modalities are being worked out and very soon we will come out with a travel insurance scheme, he said.

Railways will introduce ‘Clean my Coach’ service on Pan-India basis, where a passenger can request cleaning of his or her coach or toilets on demand through SMS. It will also install additional 30,000 bio-toilets in the next financial year.

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