Spend extra 49 paise while booking train tickets, if you have an accident or robbery, you will get 10 lakhs - Newztezz Online

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Spend extra 49 paise while booking train tickets, if you have an accident or robbery, you will get 10 lakhs


While traveling in the train, there is a danger of accidents or theft of goods. 
In such a situation, what if you get insurance cover at a very low premium. While booking train tickets, you can get travel insurance cover of up to Rs 10 lakh for just 49 paise. In this, train accident or theft during travel etc. is covered. While booking train tickets, it is asked about this facility whether you want to take travel insurance or not. Some people opt for travel insurance and even pay the premium for it, but they do not know how to claim in such a situation? What is the claim process for train accident or baggage theft during travel?

This facility was compulsorily available to all customers on booking train tickets through IRCTC. But from September 2018, a minimum charge is charged for this. At the time of booking the ticket, there is a chance for the customers to opt for it. Since, the insurance premium amount is less than 50 paise, it is advisable for everyone to opt for this option while booking tickets.

What does train travel insurance cover?

Under Train Travel Insurance, Rs 10 lakh is available in the event of death or temporary disability. This insurance is very useful in case of train accident or any similar situation during the journey. In case of permanent partial disability, the coverage of insurance is up to Rs.7.5 lakh.

Up to Rs 2 lakh is available for hospitalization and treatment during that time. This amount is over and above the death and disability coverage. Coverage is available under this insurance for train accident, theft, dacoity or any such situation.

Who is eligible for IRCTC Travel Insurance?

All those passengers are eligible for this insurance plan offered by IRCTC, who have booked tickets through IRCTC website or app and have opted for travel insurance. Passengers have to opt for this facility only while buying train tickets. This facility is available only to Indian citizens. If a foreign citizen travels in Indian Railways, then they do not get this facility of travel insurance.

What is the claim filing process?

  • IRCTC has tied up with three insurance companies for this. These three companies are Bhartiya AXA General Insurance, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, Shriram General Insurance Company and ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited.
  • You have to keep in mind that you are buying this insurance from any one of these three companies. It is being provided to you through IRCTC. In such a situation, all such claims are directed to the website of the insurance company itself.
  • After purchasing the insurance at the time of booking the ticket, the policy document is sent to you via email.
  • The most important thing for you to keep in mind is that the concerned company has to fill the nomination details. If you do not do this, then if necessary, its settlement is done to the legal heir.

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