India’s first private train service: All details from routes to fares

India's first private train service
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India’s first private train service

The first private train in the country is set to start running on June 4. It will cover a stretch from Tiruvananthapuram in Kerala to Goa. This train service is operated by SRM Global Railways Private Limited as part of the Bharat Gaurav Yatra project, in collaboration with Indian Railways and Prince World Travels Private Limited.

The train will pass through major tourist destinations like Thrissur, Kozhikode, Kannur, and Kasargod in Kerala before reaching Goa. It consists of 2 sleeper coaches, 11 AC-3 tier coaches, and 2 AC-2 tier coaches, accommodating up to 750 passengers at once, including 60 medical attendants. The facilities onboard include food, Wi-Fi, and GPS tracking.

Tickets for a 4-day trip to Goa in the non-AC sleeper coach cost Rs. 13,999, while seats in the 3-tier AC coach are priced at Rs. 15,150 and Rs. 16,400 in the 2-tier AC coach. For pilgrim destinations like Ayodhya, Varanasi, and Prayagraj, tour packages range from Rs. 30,550 to Rs. 37,150, depending on the class and amenities chosen. Children aged 5 and under travel for free, while those aged 5 to 10 are charged half the fare.