IRCTC air ticket booking: After insuring Indian Railways passengers, the catering arm of the public transporter has now come up with an insurance offer for air passengers as well. The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation has announced that any passenger booking air ticket using its website irctc.co.in can avail free-of-cost travel insurance of Rs 50 lakh. To provide insurance to its users booking air ticket, the IRCTC has tied up with Bharti AXA General Insurance. The insurance will be available for all the passengers – be it domestic or international, irrespective of the class.
The cover or insurance extending financial protection against events such as partial or permanent disability and accidental death to passengers will be provided to all air travelers irrespective of the class of tickets booked. Also, travel insurance can be availed in respect of both domestic and international travel.
“The premium for insurance will be borne by IRCTC to secure its passengers from any untoward incident during the journey to make their air travel hassle free and more secured. The insurance cover will be for both one way and round trip air travel booked on the IRCTC portal,” said an IRCTC statement.
To promote air ticket booking using its platform, the IRCTC has been offering tickets with lowest convenience charges of Rs 59 per segment.