Now Fly In Peace: IRCTC To Offer Free Insurance Of Rs 50 Lakh On Domestic And International Air TravelRepresentative Image (Ramesh Pathania/Mint via Getty Images)

The IRCTC ( Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) has said that from February, one can get travel insurance of Rs 50 lakh for free, if one buts tickets from their portal, reports Times Of India.

IRCTC is the e-ticketing and the catering arm of Indian railways but also offers air tickets. The chairman and MD (managing director) of IRCTC said that the insurance scheme would be available to all air travellers, both domestic or international, irrespective of the class ticket.

The officials said that around 5,000 to 6,000 air tickets are booked through IRCTC at present. While a processing fee of almost Rs 200 per ticket is charged by private travel portals, IRCTC charges the same services for only Rs 50 and does not even impose any cancellation charges. The officials said that the agency is going to offer hotel bookings as well through its portal.

Air India and Indian Railways earlier tied up to provide a 17 per cent discount to customers of Maharaja Express travellers on Air India tickets.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Advertisement