Trams in India

Trams in India

About Trams in India

The Trams in India was founded by the British in the late 19th Century. It is one of the different types of trains in India. The 01st tram in India was established in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) called as “Horse Drawn Trams”. An electric tram had begun in the city of Chennai.

Types of Trains in India
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Subsequently, the Indian Trams was established in the following cities:

  • Nashik
  • Kochi
  • Bhavnagar
  • Mumbai
  • Kanpur
  • Patna
tram in India
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Between the year 1930 and 1970, the trams in India were discontinued in all the Indian cities except for the city of Kolkata (As of 2015)

The above few Indian trams can explain briefly in the following:

Tram in Kolkata

The Tramways was established in the early 19th century in the year 24th Feb of 1853 at Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). The Trams in Kolkata will manage by the WBTC (formerly Calcutta Tramways Company). Currently, it is in the process of upgrading at the budget of about Rs. 240 Million (US$ 3.3 Million). It consists of railway lines of about 25 with the system length of about 57.17 Kilometres.

Indian Trams
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Tram in Mumbai

The Mumbai Tram was established in the year 1907 at Maharashtra State by the Bombay Tramway Company

Tram in Kanpur

The Trams in Kanpur (formerly Cawnpore) was established in the year 1907 at Uttar Pradesh State and discontinued the services in the year 16th May of 1933

Tram in Delhi

The Trams in Delhi was established in the year 06th Mar of 1908 and discontinued the services in the year 1963

Tram in Kolkata
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Tram in Nashik

The Trams in Nashik was constructed in the year 1889 and its operations are stopped between the year 1931 and 1933

Tram in Kochi

The Trams in Kochi was constructed in the year 1907 and its operations are stopped in the year 1963

Tram in Bhavnagar

The Trams in Bhavnagar was constructed in the year 1926 (01st Section) which travels from South Bhavnagar to Talaja and 02nd Section was constructed in the year 1938 and was extended the route from Talaja to Mahuva

Tramway Systems Background

Just like the Monorail Systems and also Light Rail in India the tramway systems has different phases of planning the background of the following:

  • Firstly, White Background
  • Secondly, Green Background
  • Thirdly, Blue Background
  • Yellow Background
  • Lastly, Pink Background
List of Monorails in India
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The above Tramway Systems Background can explain briefly in the following:

White Background

Firstly, the White Background of Trams in India represents that there are in service

Green Background

Secondly, the Green Background of Trams in India represents that there are in under construction

Blue Background

Thirdly, the Blue Background of Trams in India represents that there are in the planning

List of Light Rails in India
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Yellow Background

The Yellow Background of Trams in India represents that there are proposed but not planned

Pink Background

Lastly, the Pink Background of Trams in India represents that there are in defunct