New Delhi, July 26 (ANI
): 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 accident
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