In a first, Kolkata to get tram library – Outlook India

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Kolkata, Sep 23 (PTI) In a first of its kind, Kolkata
is all set to get a tram library, a top official said on

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.

The tram library, which will be inaugurated on
Thursday, will travel regularly between Shyambazar and
Esplanade, traversing 4.5 km through the city”s education hub
— College Street, Kapur said.

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.

“The tram library, being introduced by the WBTC that
oversees India”s only functional tramways, is a special tram
with books, magazines, which can be read while travelling on
the tram,” Kapur said.

The tramcar will also have free wifi 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.

“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. PTI

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