India's first private train service, under the Bharat Gaurav Scheme, began its service from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu to Sainagar Shirdi of Maharashtra

This train is scheduled to reach Shirdi on June 16 at 07.25 am and return to Coimbatore on Sunday.

This private train being operated by a firm named South Star Rail, will be maintained by housekeeping service providers

This train will stop at Tirupur, Erode, Salem, Yelahanka, Dharmavaram, Mantralayam and Wadi.

With a composition of 20 coaches the train has one 1A coach, three 2A coaches, eight 3A coaches, and five Sleeper coaches, two luggage-cum-brake cars with one pantry car.

Onwards to Shirdi, the train will stop at Mantralayam for five hours long, to facilitate the darshan of the famous temple in the town

On Tuesday, 1100 passengers boarded the first maiden roundtrip service from Coimbatore to Shirdi.