India’s first private train flagged off from Coimbatore to Shirdi

The train is operated by a private operator- South Rail Star under the Bharat Gaurav scheme.

Bharat Gaurav Train/ Twitter @tourismgoi
Bharat Gaurav Train/ Twitter @tourismgoi

COIMBATORE (Metro Rail News): Country’s first-ever private train between Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore to Maharashtra’s Shirdi under the “Bharat Gaurav scheme” of the Indian Railways was flagged off on Tuesday 15 June. maiden service from Coimbatore North to Sainagar Shirdi. 

The train left Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore North on Tuesday at 06:00 PM and is scheduled to reach Maharashtra’s Shirdi on Thursday at 07:25 AM. The train is operated by a private operator- South Rail Star under the Bharat Gaurav scheme and it will halt at Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Yelahanka, Dharmavaram, Mantralayam Road and Wadi before reaching its destination.

After a one-day halt, the train will resume its journey from Shirdi’s Sai Nagar on Friday and reach Coimbatore North on Saturday at 12 pm. “The train will cover several historical destinations on the route while giving the passengers an insight into the cultural heritage of the country,” the tweet by Ministry of Tourism stated. 

The private train includes services and facilities like doctor on board, private security along with Railway Police Force. The registered service provider has refurbished the interiors of the coaches and all the coaches are manned with round-the-clock cleaning staff and a whole team of service professionals to offer passengers a wholesome experience, according to the Ministry of Railways.

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