About Us

Managing Director

Martin Group of Companies

Mr. Jose Charles Martin is the Managing Director of Martin Group of Companies, Founded by his father Shri. Santiago Martin, who is the Chairman of the said establishment. The Managing Director has been relentlessly pursuing his vision and mission to be among the top entrepreneurial philanthropists in the world.

Driven by an intense need to perform ,combined with an innate ambition to succeed, The Managing Director has an ideology to expand business ventures and enterprises from being merely profitable establishments to being internationally well-recognised organisation. As a professional he has gained a highly-detailed insight on various skills and has a passion for the art and craft of diplomacy in international relations.

Awards & Recognition to Mr. Jose Charles Martin:

1.Awarded the Prestigious Young Achiever of the year 2014 by Silicon India.

2.Awarded by The Times Group under the category Times Award 40 under 40 2021.

3.Awarded for Innovative Entrepreneur of the Year at Indo Arab Leaders Summit & Awards 2022.

Statesmanship
Guest Speaker at vibrant Kutch – 2015

District Judge (Rtd)

Project Head
South Star Rail

S.Ravi Shankar is retired District Judge. He completed his schooling in Sainik school Amaravathi Nagar udumalpet. Did his Law at Madras law college, Thereafter Practiced Law at High Court of Madras under Mr ARL Sundaresan. Joined Tamilnadu Judicial Service and served in Judiciary nearly 20 years. Mr.S.Ravi Shankar got retired recently and lastly he served as District judge Tirunelveli till May 2022 and now he is heading the South Star Rail Which is a service provider to Bharat Gaurav Train as PROJECT HEAD.

South Star Rail

South Star Rail (SSR) is sister concern of M and C.

South Star Rail Project is the outcome of the Indian Railways Bharat Gaurav Scheme , a dream project of Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

South Star Rail is a first private sector service provider under the umbrella of Bharat Gaurav Scheme of locomotives. The aim of South Star Rail is to provide best quality train service in areas of cleanliness, good quality food and to give a memorable travel experience.

The entire train has been repainted to appeal to the pilgrims. Toilet, bathroom and foyer area has been renovated with eye-catchy vinyl designs. The entire train is maintained with the help of experienced housekeeping service providers. The catering is also handled by experienced railway caterers. The food containers are made of bio-degradable material.

Each coach has been facilitated with pro-fx (BPL) speakers for announcement of arrival, departure and to entertain the travelers with bajans and devotional songs. This is meant to give a pleasant travel experience much different from the routine train travel.

South Star Rail is very happy to associate itself as service provider with Indian Railways under the Bharat Gaurav Train.

The South Star Rail (SSR) under the Bharat Gaurav Scheme as a Service Provider, provides the following features.

The features are:

  • The rates are slightly higher than regular train ticket rates as charged by Indian Railways due to enhanced luxury, comfort and Personalised services.
  • There will be a Train coordinator & Train Manager to control the crisis and happenings (if any) during the journeys.
  • ON board TTE electricians, AC Mechanic and Fire and Safety Officers will be present to meet any snag during travel.
  • The tourist passengers can book only ticketing and the passengers can arrange their own accommodation at the end destination.
  • If the travellers wish, SSR would arrange specifically room package with travel agents if requested.
  • Only ticketing packages includes ticket charge, insurance and bed kit to A/C compartments.
  • The SSR aims is to facilitate the commuters to visit various tourist destinations across on the country.
  • Our motive as service provider is to provide luxury, comfort and personalised services to the passengers travelling in Bharat Gaurav Train.
  • The SSR would organize long trips, to Sabarimala, Kasi, Goa, Trivandrum, Tirupathi, Kaniyakumari, Tiruchendur, Rameswaram etc., in future (like Coimbatore to Shirdi), which can be viewed then and there in this website
  • ON board Doctor to attend to any emergency, will also be available.