Kolkata: The state Transport department has decided to ply AC trams between Nonapukur and Shyambazar via Dharmatala on a regular basis shortly.The department has already introduced two AC trams with modern facilities in the city, which are currently used as joyrides. The initiative aims to promote tourism and revive the 130-year-old tram system in the city. Local residents will be happy to see the new avatar of trams once they hit the streets. AC buses, introduced by the state transport department, are also hit with the commuters. The introduction of AC trams will give a boost to the transport system in the state. “People, who commute by trams on a regular basis, will be extremely happy on the introduction of AC trams on the Nonapukur and Shyambazar route,” a senior official of the transport department said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThere are plans to introduce a few more AC trams on certain routes. Some new AC trams will also be built at Nonapukur workshop of the state transport department. The department is also trying to enhance the speed of trams, said a source. The AC trams would ply at a stretch of 8.44 km between Nonapukur and Shyambazar via Dharmatala. The trial run of these trams has already been conducted on the Nonapukur and Shyambazar route. Altogether, there would be six trips on the route and there are around 24 seats in each tram. According to a source, the fare of AC trams has been fixed at Rs 20 upto 5 km and Rs 25 if the distance exceeds 5 km. About 40 to 45 trams are being run by the Transport department on various routes in the city. A month ago, the state Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari launched the two AC trams. The trams have been built at a cost of Rs 25 lakh each. The exterior of the trams was built at the Nonapukur workshop. The trams are fitted with 5.5-tonne ACs each.
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