Hong Kong Train Derails During Rush Hour, 8 Injured
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 2:43 PM
A passenger train has derailed during the morning rush hour in Hong Kong, forcing the evacuation of 500 passengers and leaving eight people injured. Images from the scene showed three carriages had left the tracks and were zigzagged across the rails near Hung Hom station in Kowloon a busy interchange that provides services to mainland China.
IRCTC offers insurance at less than 50 paise per train passenger
Monday, September 16, 2019, 11:29 AM
What can you buy for 50 paise? Well, financial products such as travel insurance. Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers you an insurance cover of up to Rs 10 lakh at a near-zero premium of 49 paise. Passengers have an option of opting the 'Travel Insurance' while booking train tickets through IRCTC website.
Indians spent Rs 6.5 lakh crore on travel in 2018
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 10:41 AM
With an increasing disposable income, Indians took more than 182 crore domestic and international trips in 2018, spending upwards of $94 billion ( Rs.6.5L crore), which is equivalent to about 3.5% of gross domestic product. Expenditure of Indian travellers grew at a compounded rate of 9.3% over the last three years and could grow up to $136-billion (Rs.9.5Lcrore) by 2021, according to the source.