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“Tram is Old Vehicle in Kolkata.”
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.
Reviewed August 1, 2013

The Kolkata tram is the oldest operating electric tram in Asia. This vehicle fair is cheaf, but it take slow other vehicle. Tram Root Esplanade to Khidirpore now open. Behela Tram Depo to Joka Totally Closed for the reason Behela is Traffic Jam area. Tallygunge Tram Depo only few Tram available. Now a days Tram is only few. Tram colour is Changed.... Green Marun(Mohanbagan), Red-Yellow(East Bengal), White-Black(Mohamadan Sporting Colour) is seen on the Road, this is newly changed. We can not forgot Tram Utility, this is less important vehicle but now a days Tram almost Carry more than 10,000 passenger per day. So it is important vehicle.

1  Thank Tarakishore
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Kolkata Trams are one attraction that never failed to mesmerize people even from big cities because a very few of them have trams. But the experience is now being marred by the dilapidated nature of the vehicles, the slow movement on congested roads and the huge noise they make when you are inside.

The aversion to change is one thing that is spoiling Kolkata. Trams are now a two bogie vehicle. If it was made one bogie and airconditioned, it would become speedier and comfortable. As of now it is becoming the last resort of public transport.

But if you are in Kolkata, try the route that goes from Esplanade to Khidderpore. It will take you around the Maidan and the Race Course. That would be an amazing experience. You can also find out about various special trams that the service introduces for tourists from time to time.

2  Thank sunilgarodia
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

really sad to say that their service and condition was really pathetic. Authorities should have clean them atleast once in week. the route is but good if you are a first time visitor to Kolkata.

Thank Veerendrakumar
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

These are the trains which take me back into time. The first time I was driving on road, I overtook a vehicle on right and saw a tram coming towards me. I will never forget that moment. I train coming in front of you. Jokes apart, I wish they be better maintained and run properly.

It would be a major tourist attraction. Open a all day pass and ride to wherever you want, just like London Bus service. A major work and overhaul is required before this comes to reality.

1  Thank Rohit G
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Please dont use them...

They dont run at all.. they crawl and create problems for other passengers. They look pathetic and forget any cleanliness in them.

1  Thank MananShamihoke
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