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The Indian Railways recently announced that 80 more special trains will start operating from September 12. The bookings for those trains have opened today and passengers can book a train ticket through the official website of IRCTC. Along with this, tickets can be booked at the reservation counter provided by the railways at the stations. Travellers can also book tickets for the train through the app of IRCTC. Notably, these 80 trains are being run in addition to the 30 special Rajdhani type trains and 200 Special Mail Express trains that are already in operation. With this, the number of special trains run by Indian Railway has increased to 310.

Due to the threat of Covid-19, Indian Railways has laid out the following rules: -Railways have made it mandatory to wear face masks in the station premises and even during the journey. -All passengers must arrive at the station at least 90 minutes in advance to undergo thermal screening at the station. -Only those people who don’t have any coronavirus symptoms will be allowed to travel on a special train. -Apart from this, social distancing has to be maintained at all times -According to railways, no ticketless passengers will get admission inside the station in these 310 trains.

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