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News Entry# 287328
Dec 01 2016 (10:47)  Rlys deny insurance to passengers with waitlisted tickets (
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Railways has been denying travel insurance to passengers who get waitlisted ticket at the time of booking. TOI has found that a passenger who gets waitlisted ticket will not be insured under the railways' travel insurance scheme even if the ticket gets confirmed at the time of travel.
Under the scheme, anchored by Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the nominee of deceased is entitled to get Rs 10 lakh over and above other compensation announced.
An IRCTC official said that the scheme was launched saying it will cover passengers who book
ticket online and hold tickets such as confirmed, RAC and waitlisted ones.
Claims were also made that the insurance facility was for all rail passengers who book e-tickets, excluding sub-urban trains, irrespective of the class of ticket and the distance of travel. The cost of 92 paisa is also same for all class of travellers.
But, the restriction to extend the cover to only those getting confirmed tickets at the time of booking is being seen as a denial of the facility to a large chunk of travellers, said an official.
“Around 2.5 crore booked their tickets online everyday , but only 3.5 lakh are opting for the insurance cover offered at cost of 92 paisa,“ said an official.
He added, “It seems that the provision of denying the cover on wailisted tickets has eliminated a large chunk of passengers. Negligence and lack of awareness was other reasons.“
Faced with huge public outcry after the Kanpur train tragedy which killed around 150 passengers, the transporter is working to make insurance cover mandatory , The railway board is also delaying the IRCTC proposal to extend the coverage to unreserved class and provide cover to valuables such as laptop and mobiles.
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