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Big change in rules for train travel with children, now you can’t get half a ticket – India TV Hindi

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New Delhi: Indian Railways has changed the rules for optional insurance on travel tickets. If a child buys half a ticket during the train journey, he will not benefit from the benefit of optional insurance. According to IRCTC, passengers can now avail the benefit of the insurance facility only after booking a full ticket. At the same time, IRCTC has also increased the premium of alternative insurance. From April 1, the premium per passenger has now been reduced to 45 paise. Earlier it was 35 paisa.

online insurance facility

According to IRCTC, the benefit of optional insurance scheme will be available only to passengers booking e-tickets. The insurance scheme does not apply to tickets purchased at the train ticket counter. By purchasing online or with an e-ticket, this facility is available on confirmed and RAC tickets of all train classes – First AC, Second AC, Third AC, Sleeper, Chaircar etc. Passengers with waiting tickets are not eligible for this insurance scheme .

option must be selected

Actually, while booking tickets online, one has to choose whether one wants to avail the insurance facility or not. If the passenger wants to avail the insurance facility, he has to click on that option. A message from the insurance company will then be sent to the train passenger’s mobile phone and email. Even if the route of the train is changed during the journey, the traveler still benefits from this facility. Even if for some reason the railways transport the passengers to their destination by road, the traveler in such a situation will also benefit from the alternative arrangement.

Rs 10 lakh in case of death

Let us tell you that under this insurance scheme, in case of death of a train passenger, Rs 10 lakh, Rs 7.5 lakh in case of partial disability and Rs 2 lakh is given to the family for treatment in case of injury. The optional insurance for railway passengers was launched by Indian Railways in September 2016. At that time, the insurance premium per passenger was 92 paise, which was paid by the government itself. After this, it was increased to 42 paise in August and the burden was passed on to the passengers. Later it was reduced to 35 paise.

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