Kolkata gets it first WiFi- enabled tram library


College Street happens to be the prestigious address of some of the oldest educational institutions in the country. A tram library is set to recreate the academic ambiance. It is built like a library and will roll down College Street.

The West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) on Thursday introduced a tram library in the city’s iconic College Street area. It will run on the Shyambazar-Esplanade route, traveling 4.5 km through the city’s education hub, i.e., the College Street.

Referring to this, WBTC Managing Director Rajanvir Singh Kapur said that it will be a beautiful and small edition in Kolkata’s literary landscape.

The library will have books, magazines, and special editions of various competitive examination books to attract readers from various educational institutions along its route. Taking preventative measures like regular and proper disinfection also sanitization of the Tramcar before and after every shift will be taken care of.

Currently, Kolkata is the only Indian state to boast of such a tram network, and these ply on various heritage routes. Now, this tram library is the latest innovative idea that will likely add another feather to its cap.

The launch of the tram library came on a day when services resumed on the Shyambazar-Esplanade route after the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan in May.


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