Have you taken the rail travel Personal Accident insurance, recently introduced by IRCTC?Indian Railway minister announced the other day about passenger insurance for train travel. I sincerely welcome and hail it. It is damn cheap and a very positive marketing cum benefiting business action at the same time. It s an easy way for railways and insurance company to earn some quick bucks without much efforts and spend. I appreciate the pro-active gesture of Indian Railways.
It was just a coincidence and choice that I availed the train travel passenger insurance on the first day of its introduction. I had to book an online ticket and willingly paid for the insurance also. I have already received the insurance certificate online. I also received sms intimation asking me to fill nominee details.
Today's news report says that (I am among)2.77 lakh online ticket bookers availed insurance on the first day. It clearly shows that people will voluntarily accept any positive facility, given at affordable rates.
At present it is for online bookings. We may hope it will be introduced for counter bookings also.