The metropolis on Tuesday acquired its ‘Tram World’, an idea that its makers WBTC claimed to be distinctive on this planet, the place folks will get a possibility to soak themselves in a myriad of pursuits like art, music and heritage, an official stated.
Marking the a hundred and fortieth anniversary of the Calcutta Tramways Company which was registered in London on December 22, 1880, Tram World Kolkata (TWK) was inaugurated within the metropolis, which has the nation’s solely operational tram providers.
The TWK, which has come up at Gariahat depot in south Kolkata, has been conceptualised by West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC), the official stated.
“Old trams have been transformed and people can visit the TWK and immerse themselves in art, love for tram cars, music, food and a place to hang around. The idea is to attract young people to Kolkatas culture”, stated West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) managing director Rajanvir Singh Kapur.
It shall be open for public from December 23 for eight hours from 10am and a ticket will value Rs 30.
The TWK is being positioned not as a museum however a spot which can evoke nostalgia about yesteryears when trams have been the mainstay of the general public transport system within the metropolis, he stated.
The TWK has transformed previous tram bogeys, a few of them in-built 1938, and turned them into zones of art, music, pictures, museum and meals, the WBTC official stated.
It has a particular part for classic automobiles, curated by the Classic Drivers Club, Kolkata.
Congratulating WBTC for its initiative, Nick Low, British Deputy High Commissioner to Kolkata, stated that TWK shall be one other jewel within the metropolis’s world-class cultural heritage.
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) director basic Ajay Mathur stated, the TWK will create consciousness in regards to the function of trams in offering inexpensive and non-polluting mode of transport within the current world and the necessity for reviving and preserving them.
WBTC officers and the buddies of TWK labored arduous to convert the scrapyard on the bottom of the tram depot to set up Tram World Kolkata in simply 41 days, to make it prepared for folks on the a hundred and fortieth anniversary of Calcutta Tramways Company, the official stated.
(This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)