Kolkata will host first of its kind library in a tram; tram literature festival also in pipeline

  • Gayatri
  • Saturday | 26th September, 2020

Reportedly, the tram library will have books of all kinds, magazines and also special editions of various competitive examination books to ensure readers from various educational institutions are attracted along its route.

As a gift to book readers, train lovers and the culture of Kolkata, the West Bengal Corporation (WBTC) recently launched a tram library in the city’s popular College Street area.

Referring to this, WBTC Managing Director Rajanvir Singh Kapur said that it will be a beautiful and small edition in Kolkata’s literary landscape.

Kapur added that the tram library will travel regularly between Shyambazar and Esplanade, travelling 4.5 km through the city`s education hub, i.e., the College Street. He reiterated that the tram library by the WBTC, which oversees India`s only functional tramways, is a special tram with books and magazines, which can be read while travelling on the tram.

Reportedly, the tram library will have books of all kinds, magazines and also special editions of various competitive examination books to ensure readers from various educational institutions are attracted along its route.

Officials in the know-how added that books will also be regularly updated. Apart from this, those travelling via these trams will have access to free Wi-Fi, whereas authorities are also planning to host various events, such as book reading sessions and book launches. Also, as per the reports, a tram literature festival is being planned to be hosted in the month of November.


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