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New Delhi: The Indian Railways will run 40 pairs of special trains (total 80 trains) from September 12. The ticket booking process for the same started today. All those who want to book tickets can visit the official website of Indian Railways at irctc.co.in. People are advised to opt for online booking instead of visiting reservation counter given the ongoing pandemic. Here’s how you can book the tickets: Step 1: Visit the official website at irctc.co.in Step 2: On the homepage, click on the login option Step 3: Now, go to ‘book your ticket’ page Step 4: You will need to enter your starting and destination stations Step 5: Select the date of journey and the class of the train in which you want to travel Step 6: Check what seat is available and then click ‘Book Now’option Step 7: Enter all the details asked Step 8: Enter mobile number and captcha code Step 10: Pay fees using internet banking, debit or credit card or via UPI Step 11: You will receive a confirmation message on your phone

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.