Kerala: First Private Train Service Set to Roll Out on June 4, Goa Trip First on Board – News18

Private Train Service to Kickstart from Kerala on June 4. (Photo: Zee News)

Private Train Service to Kickstart from Kerala on June 4. (Photo: Zee News)

Through this collaboration with Indian Railways, SRMPR has leased a train to cater to tourist needs in Kerala.

Kerala is all set to launch its first-ever private train service on June 4, departing from Thiruvananthapuram.

Aimed at tourists, this service is set to be managed by SRMPR Global Railways Private Limited in collaboration with Princy World Travels Private Limited, all part of the Bharat Gaurav Yatra project by Indian Railways.

“Thanks to this unique partnership with Indian Railways, SRMPR has leased a train to operate tourist services in Kerala. While SRMPR handles the train and its facilities, Princy Travels takes charge of ticketing and marketing,” explained Devika Menon, Director of Princy World Travels.

The inaugural journey will be to Goa, with scheduled stops at Mumbai and Ayodhya in the pipeline. Passengers can hop on from various stations including Trivandrum, Kollam, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Kannur, and Kasargode.

With a capacity to accommodate 750 passengers, the train features 2 sleeper class coaches, 11 third-class AC coaches, and 2 second-class AC coaches. A team of 60 staff, including medical professionals, will be onboard, ensuring passengers’ comfort and safety. Amenities like food, Wi-Fi, and GPS tracking will be available, with tour packages offering star hotel stays, meals, and sightseeing.

From meals to Wi-Fi connectivity and a GPS tracking system, passengers are in for a treat. The tour package also includes star hotel accommodation,  meals, and sightseeing opportunities.

For a 4-day trip to Goa in the non-AC sleeper, the fare is set at Rs. 13,999. Opting for 3-tier AC increases the fare to Rs. 15,150, while 2-tier AC costs Rs. 16,400. Likewise, for a Mumbai trip, fares are Rs. 15,050, Rs. 16,920, and Rs. 18,825 respectively.

The Ayodhya excursion, spanning 8 days and covering religious sites in Ayodhya, Varanasi, and Prayagraj, is priced at Rs. 30,550, Rs. 33,850, and Rs. 37,150 for non-AC sleeper, 3-tier AC, and 2-tier AC respectively. Children under 5 travel free, while those aged 5 to 10 pay half the adult fare.