Hyderabad, December 3: Here is a good news for Ayyappa devotees traveling all the way to Sabarimala from nook and corner of the stateof Andhra Pradesh. The Oriental Insurance Company Limited has announced insurance coverage for Ayyappa devotees. The scheme will cover their journey to Sabarimala by all means such as rail, bus, van, car or others forms of transport against personal risks. The scheme has been launched by the Insurance Company on the request of Chaitanya Ayyappa Bhaktha Samajam.
The insurance cover applies only from the date of commencement of the journey to Sabarimala and will be in force till the pilgrims return to the place of origin of journey or 30 days, which ever is earlier. The scheme is very much useful for those visiting during the rush months of December and January every year. Pilgrims can avail the insurance coverage by paying a premium of Rs 15 per devotee. This should be paid in the way of demand draft or cash by a single person or collectively by a group.
The Oriental Insurance Company has announced that Rs. 1 lakh will be given as insurance in the event of death of pilgrim. In the event of amputation of two legs or hands or loss of vision (both eyes) due accident in the journey, the insurance company will pay Rs 1 lakh. For more information on this scheme contact at phone numbers: 24041676 or 98499 86676.