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Tramjatra Event

  • 15 Dec 2022
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Kolkata will witness an event that will celebrate 150 years of its iconic tram and renew hope that this non-polluting mode of transport does not become entirely extinct in February, 2023.

What is a Tramjatra Event?

  • History:
    • Tramjatra (tram’s journey) is a moving tram carnival that was started back in 1996 jointly by enthusiasts from Melbourne and Kolkata.
    • At the time, Kolkata, the only Indian city where the tram still runs, was home to about two dozen routes.
      • Today the number of routes that remain operational has shrunk to just two.
      • The 2023 event, therefore, will be more about impressing the West Bengal government to preserve the tram.
  • About:
    • Tramjatra is essentially an international collaboration of trammies, artists, environmentalists, and tram-loving communities.
  • Theme for 2022: Heritage, Clean Air and Green Mobility
  • Objective:

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