In an official statement on Wednesday, IRCTC, the tourism and catering arm of the Indian Railways said that air passengers who book tickets via IRCTC will be able to avail Rs. 50 lakh travel cover for free.
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 travellers irrespective of the class of tickets booked. Also, the travel insurance can be availed in respect of both domestic and international travel.
The insurance premium or cost for the travel cover will be borne by the IRCTC and will be available for both one-way and round trips.
The insurance partners of the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will be Bharti AXA General Insurance, it said.