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“Slow!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kolkata Trams

Kolkata Trams
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Owner description: With a capacity of 24 - 53 and equipped with a television and FM radio, the AC and Non AC tram runs four rides daily to the north and south of the city. Each ticket costs includes snacks. A lot is often heard about Kolkata's dwindling traffic system and how its age-old trams, means of transport that are still existing only in this part of India, are adding to the commuters' woes. There have even been talks of doing away with old tram cars for good and redesign the city's traffic network. However, trams are still plying in Kolkata and measures are being taken to resuscitate the 133-year-old Calcutta Tramways Company. Take a ride in one of these AC or Non AC trams early morning this week and get a taste of old Kolkata's magical heritage. Call or email Trips & Tours to book your seats. You can book the whole tram if you wish.
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“Slow!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

Great ride along the Victoria memorial, but quite a hindrance on the busy roads. Nonetheless, a must ride to let the true Kolkata seep in.

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Manila, Philippines
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“dilapidated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

it's really very slow, dirty, pungent and old. yes, dilapidated is the word.

Visited May 2011
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“Something different”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2012

Something different which is there only in kolkata in India but maintained in a very pity condition. Very slow and travelling in middle of the roads. plus the physical condition of the tram seems to b very bad.

Visited February 2012
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“Moving History”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2012

Phased out from most of the routes, Calcutta Tramways is still surviving on a few roads inspite of government apathy towards it. Vital form of conveyance at one time, now it cannot fight for meagre road space along with cars and buses. However, a ride on it from Shyambazar to Esplanade will take you back to history.
Only city in India to have tram. Some new fibre glass rakes have been introduced but very uncertain future since there is no plan or vision for Tramways in Kolkata

Visited October 2011
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“The only Indian city to boast of trams....and what a tradition !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2012

Mumbai, when it was Bombay did have trams but now it is only Kolkata which carries on the tradition.From the old ones the new ones which a see through frontier driver's cabin are equally fascinating. If you have some time in hand then you should try out a ride on this. After all, many movies have been shot in the past with scenes in a tram, the poupular being a song from "YUVA" by Maniratnam where Kareena Kapoor posed in a tram ride.

Visited January 2012
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