Railway passengers from next month, booking tickets through the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, (IRCTC) website can avail a travel accident cover of Rs. 10 lakh at a premium of one rupee. IRCTC Chairman-cum-Managing Director A.K. Manocha said that the insurance cover is besides the compensation given by the railways in case of accidents to valid ticket holders.
The insurance will provide coverage against death, injury and disabilities caused due to accidents. He said the insurance offer is under integration process and it will be operationalised from September. About five lakh tickets are at present booked online through IRCTC.