The train is a 24 coach rake. It has one 1AC/2AC combo, two 2AC, two 3AC, 14 sleeper, 3 general and 2 SLR coaches. Hence forming a 24 coach train. The regular Link of Charminar Express is a LGD WAP4 / WAP 7. Moreover Charminar Express is one of the few trains of the country having CBC ( Centre Buffer Coupling ) rakes with GPS system. Also the first train to become a CBC. And first 24 coacher of SCR.
This train is named after Charminar, an historical monument in Hyderabad built to mark the victory against the plague epidemic that haunted Hyderabad in the 15th Century."Char minar" refers to the four minarets of the monument on the top.