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Tuesday , 23 July 2024

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Kolkata’s tram system to become Light Rail Transit

The Central government is planning a comprehensive upgrade to Kolkata’s century-old tram system to convert it into a light rail transit (LRT) system, on the lines of systems in Europe and the USA. Compared to the existing slow speeds, the new LRT would have speeds around 40km/hr and would have modern, air-conditioned coaches. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will fund ...