Photo Feature: Kolkata tram, a heritage treasure to cherish

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By Arnab Mitra

The Kolkata tram started its journey in 1873, for the convenience of the Europeans and to carry merchandise from Sealdah station. IMG_0679

Few years later, in 1900, Kolkata got its first electric tram and it has since become the lifeline of the city.

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With the passage of time, this age old transport system has evolved and now runs on 67 routes, which spread across the city and suburbs.

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The Kolkata tram serves not only the local people but also provides some special services for tourists; and special services on special occasions.

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This tram travels with its century old heritage on the lanes and bylanes of the city, connecting the past and progressing to the future.IMG_0677