Travel insurance optional for rail passengers from today. Free mandatory travel insurance cover for online ticket holders withdrawn. Passengers will now have to choose option to avail coverage.
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation or (IRCTC) has withdrawn the free mandatory travel insurance cover for online ticket-holders.
Rail passengers, who book tickets through the IRCTC portal or rail connect mobile application, will have to choose the option manually to avail the insurance coverage.
So far, insurance coverage has been provided to all passengers who hold confirmed and RAC tickets booked online. Besides, passengers will have to pay the premium for travel insurance which has so far been provided free of cost.