IRCTC offers free travel insurance for air passengers

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the catering and tourism arm of the railways, will offer free-of-cost travel insurance of Rs 50 lakh for air passengers who book their tickets through its portal.

This facility will be available for passengers irrespective of the class of tickets and for both domestic and international flights. The insurance will provide them financial protection against accidental death and total or permanent disability. The insurance partners of the IRCTC will be Bharti AXA General Insurance.

The premium for insurance will be borne by the IRCTC to secure its passengers from any untoward incident during the journey. The insurance cover will be for both one-way and round trip.