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Bharat Gaurav Scheme. The Indian Railways has launched the first train under the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ scheme. The opening ceremony service left Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore North railway station at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and will arrive in Maharashtra’s Sainagar Shirdi at 7:25 a.m. on Thursday.

The inaugural train under the Indian Railways’ ‘Bharat Gaurav’ scheme left Coimbatore North railway station in Tamil Nadu for Sainagar Shirdi in Maharashtra on Tuesday.

Currently, IRCTC operates several tourist circuit trains on railways. With the implementation of this policy, all tourist circuit trains will be operated in accordance with the guidelines issued under this policy beginning on April 1, 2022. This Bharat Gaurav scheme will now assist in attracting more tour operators with professional experience, thereby boosting the country’s tourism sector.

About Bharat Gaurav Scheme First Train 

“Encouraging India’s diverse cultural heritage!” “Today, the Southern Railway becomes the first zone to get its first Registered service provider under the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ Scheme and begins operations of the maiden service from Coimbatore North to Sainagar Shirdi,” the Ministry of Railways said on Twitter.

According to an Indian Railways release, the train, which will be operated by a private operator – South Star Rail in this case – under the scheme, will depart from Coimbatore North every Tuesday at 6 pm and arrive in Shirdi at 7:25 am on Thursdays. It will leave Shirdi at 7:25 a.m. every Friday and arrive in Coimbatore North at 12 p.m. on Saturdays.

The train will stop at Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Yelahanka, Dharmavaram, Mantralayam Road, and Wadi on its way back; the stop at Mantralayam Road will last five hours so that tourists can have ‘darshan’ at the Mantralayam Temple. It will only stop at Wadi on its return journey.

About the Bharat Gaurav Scheme

The ‘Bharat Gaurav’ theme trains were announced in November of last year. The theme’s goal is to showcase India’s rich cultural heritage as well as historical sites to the people of India and the rest of the world. On board, a variety of services are available, including a doctor to attend to any emergency.

Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav announced the Bharat Gaurav train scheme for theme-based tourist circuit trains late last year. Its goal is to connect India’s historical sites and rich cultural wealth by rail so that people from all over the world can easily visit them. The service provider will provide a comprehensive package of rail travel, accommodation, food, sightseeing, and so on to the passengers under this scheme.

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Bharat Gaurav Scheme – FAQs

What is the Bharat Gaurav scheme?

The Bharat Gaurav train scheme for theme-based tourist circuit trains. Its goal is to connect India’s historical sites and rich cultural wealth by rail so that people from all over the world can easily visit them.

When under this scheme does the first train depart?

On June 14th, this train set off from Coimbatore under the Bharat Gaurav scheme.

From which city this train will run?

The first train will under this scheme run from Coimbatore North to Sainagar Shirdi.

What is the timing of this train?

This train will depart from Coimbatore North every Tuesday at 6 pm and arrive in Shirdi at 7:25 am on Thursdays.

Is there any doctor available in this train?

Yes, this train will have an onboard doctor for any emergency.