ECONOMIC TIMES – Oct 06, 2016,
NEW DELHI: In a “Diwali bonanza” ahead of the festival, rail passengers can now avail travel insurance scheme at just one paisa from 7th Oct 2016. The optional travel insurance scheme for train passengers will be available at a token price of just one paisa instead of 92 paisa from October 7.
Enthused by the burgeoning number of rail travellers opting for the scheme since its launch on September 1, IRCTC said today that it has reduced the premium amount to one paisa from the 92 paise, albeit for a temporary period.
The reduced premium cost will be valid for all tickets booked up till October 31, 2016 under the scheme offered by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).
“We have decided to implement the reduced price for the optional travel insurance scheme with immediate effect. It is a special promotional measure and the idea is to facilitate more and more rail travellers avail this scheme,” IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director A K Manocha said, adding “It is a Diwali bonanza for our patrons.”
Manocha informed that 1,20,87,625 train passengers had opted for the scheme till 8 AM today. The scheme which was introduced on September 1 this year had found acceptance with one crore passengers till September 29.
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