IRCTC to launch baggage insurance for train passengers


The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) plans to offer ‘baggage insurance’ for train passengers as part of its efforts to provide them more facilities for booking tickets online.

A passenger can claim the insurance money in case of lost or theft of baggage. Goods like laptop and mobile phone will also be covered as part of the package.

The IRCTC has tied-up with New India Assurance for the plan.

“We are formalising a tie-up with a leading insurance company for offering baggage insurance service to e-ticket customers,” a PTI report quoted a senior IRCTC official as saying, adding that “a customer will be given an option to avail the insurance coverage, which will not be mandatory”. More info

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