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  Trams have been Calcutta's age-old tradition. The first tram rolled out on the tracks way back in February 28, 1873. A horse tram system opened in January 1881, after a premature experiment in 1873, and a steam tramway line in 1882. Electric trams began running on March 27,1902 and by 1921 there were 56 km of track and 512 cars in service. Kolkata tram had come a long way and its wheels still continue to pave its way. Having nurtured the rich heritage of this city, Kolkata Tramway has itself turned into a unique heritage of its own. Kolkata is the only Indian city where trams still ply. It is a comfortable way of travelling. It is a leisurely way of seeing certain historic parts of the city, particularly Kolkata and Sutanuti, two of the earliest three villages viz. Kolkata (presently the BBD Bagh or Dalhousie Square), Sutanuti (the native...
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