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Ride Tram in Kolkata

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Why locals love it

The first tram in Kolkata was a horse-drawn car. It was introduced to the then Calcutta in 1867. The horse-drawn tram cars were imported from England. Lord Curzon, whose name is infamous for the partition of Bengal (then undivided) in 1905, was the master brain behind the inception of Kolkata’s electric tram service in 1902.

Why you should visit it

The tram in Kolkata survived throughout the period of automobile boom across India and is still active in some parts of the city. Though the tram service network has shrunk under pressure of urbanization, it cannot be uprooted from the being of the city.

Special tip

Be careful when alighting, boarding or getting off from tram.

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2 Comments

Heritage and eco friendly, I never miss
Jeit
Local
July 13, 2019
Tram is the part of Kolkata's Nostalgia. It is the only place in Asia where tram can be availed in todays fast paced era.
Subhojit
Local
December 8, 2018

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