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Last Updated : Sep 24, 2020 03:21 PM IST | Source: NEWS18.com

Kolkata to get its first-ever tram library to run along College Street

In a first of its kind initiative, West Bengal Transport Corporation is all set to introduce Kolkata’s first-ever tram library.

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In a first of its kind, Kolkata is all set to get a tram library, a top official said. The specially designed tram library will have books and magazines, including those on competitive examinations such as the civil services, WBCS, GRE or GMAT in order to attract readers from various educational institutions along its route, West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) managing director Rajanvir Singh Kapur said. (Image: Special Arrangement)

In a first of its kind, Kolkata is all set to get a tram library, a top official said. The specially designed tram library will have books and magazines, including those on competitive examinations such as the civil services, WBCS, GRE or GMAT in order to attract readers from various educational institutions along its route, West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) managing director Rajanvir Singh Kapur said. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The tram library, which will be inaugurated on September 24, will travel regularly between Shyambazar and Esplanade, traversing 4.5 km through the city's education hub -- College Street, Kapur said. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The tram library, which will be inaugurated on September 24, will travel regularly between Shyambazar and Esplanade, traversing 4.5 km through the city's education hub -- College Street, Kapur said. (Image: Special Arrangement)

There are at least 30 educational institutions along or near its route, including the Calcutta University and Presidency University, Scottish Church College, Hindu School, Hare School and the Calcutta Girls'' School. (Image: Special Arrangement)

There are at least 30 educational institutions along or near its route, including the Calcutta University and Presidency University, Scottish Church College, Hindu School, Hare School and the Calcutta Girls'' School. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The tramcar will also have free Wi-Fi and will help passengers read e-books apart from laying their hands on books in the library, he said, adding that the collection will be updated regularly. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The tramcar will also have free Wi-Fi and will help passengers read e-books apart from laying their hands on books in the library, he said, adding that the collection will be updated regularly. (Image: Special Arrangement)

"We are also planning book reading sessions, book launches and literary festivals in the tram library in the future," the official said, terming the project as a dream come true that will give a new dimension to the city's electric tram service, which is in existence since 1902. (Image: Special Arrangement)

"We are also planning book reading sessions, book launches and literary festivals in the tram library in the future," the official said, terming the project as a dream come true that will give a new dimension to the city's electric tram service, which is in existence since 1902. (Image: Special Arrangement)

In another similar development in Kolkata, one seat will be reserved for transgender people in two busses that ply in the Bansdroni-Babughat route. (Image: Special Arrangement)

In another similar development in Kolkata, one seat will be reserved for transgender people in two busses that ply in the Bansdroni-Babughat route. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The bus numbers 205 and 205 A -- thirty six of them-- will have this seat reservation. The reserved seat has been given a name too, it's called 'Tridhara', which translates to three sections. In this case, it refers to the third gender. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The bus numbers 205 and 205 A -- thirty six of them-- will have this seat reservation. The reserved seat has been given a name too, it's called 'Tridhara', which translates to three sections. In this case, it refers to the third gender. (Image: Special Arrangement)

First Published on Sep 24, 2020 01:06 pm
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