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The Calcutta Tramways Company, CTC, is a West Bengal India goverment-run company which runs trams in Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) and buses in and around Kolkata. The Kolkata tram is the oldest operating electric tram in Asia, running since 1902. Tramcars evoke poetry which often remains incomprehensible in words. Really indeed, Tram lends Kolkata an old world charm and add to the romantic element to the city. This slow moving ,electrical reptile in narrow and crowded streets completes the ultimate attraction of the city. Having glided down the rails as a historian witness, Tram has itself been turned into an immemorial heritage for which the Kolkatans be proud of.

Pictures and text by Steffen Diemer, Mannheim, Germany: www.steffendiemer.com

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