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Rail Budget 2016: Optional travel insurance may offer personal accident cover, theft cover

In the cover that will be offered, it is anticipated that personal accident will be a big element

M Saraswathy  |  Mumbai 

Travel insurance proposed in the Railway Budget could provide a comprehensive cover from theft to accident. "There is a continuous effort on our part to ensure safe travel, yet untoward incidents do occur. To minimise the financial loss to passengers from such events, we are working with insurance companies to offer optional travel insurance," Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said today. At present travel insurance covers accidental death, missed departures, loss of tickets, emergency medical evacuation, accommodation charges due to delays, apart from some additional ...

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First Published: Fri, February 26 2016. 00:36 IST
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