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Trams
Calcutta  /  Published 23.09.20

Read while you ride in library on tram wheels

The Calcutta Tram Users Association has called for a protest on September 27 at the Kalighat tram depot's Gate No. 2, demanding the preservation of “heritage wooden trams”.  The ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 02.01.20

A Kerala church shows the way

Sir — In a touching gesture of communal amity, a local church in Kothamangalam in Kerala threw its gates open to hundreds of Muslim protesters who had come marching from 10 kilometres away to voice ...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 29.04.19

Politicizing the military is inglorious

Sir — The letter written by over 150 veterans of the armed forces to the president, Ram Nath Kovind, requesting him to stop the politicization of the armed forces is timely (“Veterans’ appeal: D...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 07.02.20

Govt plans to reduce tram and route count

The Bengal government plans to reduce the number of trams, as well as routes, at a time e-vehicles are being recognised across the world as the most sustainable and environment-friendly form of public...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.02.19

Smart card for ferries, buses and trams

A pre-paid smart card that can be used on ferries, government buses and trams was launched on Friday.The card can be swiped or held against devices installed at ferry ghats, buses and trams to pay far...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.19

Tale of trams in two cities, Lisbon & Calcutta

The school passout who had only ever boarded the school bus from outside her home had been tutored vigorously at home to board the tram on route 24 that would take her straight to college. Thirty moon...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.02.19

Calcutta set for AC tram debut

Air-conditioned trams are set to start ferrying passengers in Calcutta for the first time this summer.The routes of the two single-coach trams, which were inaugurated on Monday, will be decided shortl...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Heritage  /  Published 28.12.19

Timeline tram

Bramha Shankar Singh can count on his fingers the number of days left of his service. “Thirteen,” says the tram driver with a smile. The last 40 years Singh has seen the world from the driver’s ...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 21.04.19

Panel for plan to rejuvenate trams in Calcutta

Environmentalists and others have formed a committee to prepare a plan to rejuvenate trams in Calcutta, which they hope will force the state government to adopt a policy to protect one of the most env...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta


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