The city of joy is celebrating Durga Puja this time in a unique way. So fasten your seat belt and wear your mask for the most amazing tram ride since 1873, enjoying the pujo ambience riding all the way through the city in the exclusive Puja tram!
The special air-conditioned heritage trams — being run by West Bengal Transport Corporation under the Calcutta Tramways Company (CTC) — will not only present the usual nostalgia of the city but also light up the mood and take you around renowned pujo pandals.
Leaving Esplanade at 11 am on Saptami and Nabami (October 23 and 25), the tram will reach Shyambazar tram depot via Subodh Mallick Square, Bowbazar and College Street. The route involves some famous pujas on its way like the Kashi Base Lane, Hatibagan Public, Nalin Sarkar Street, Singhi Park, Ekdalia Evergreen pujas. The tram will halt mid-journey for about 45 minutes for passengers to board off for a while if they wish, and have a better view of the pujas. This journey will cost Rs 500 per person (for 5 years and above).
The puja vibe will not be missed as dhak will be playing, keeping every individual engaged throughout the journey. Not only will you enjoy the vibrant music in the puja season, but also have delicious food available during the ride. There will be free Wi-Fi available for gadget lovers, and newspapers too, while people view the beautiful city of Kolkata through the glass windows. There will be a guide to make sure passengers don’t miss out on anything – from the historical to cultural significance of a particular area and what is unique about the pujas in a specific place. Keeping health as the first priority, proper sanitization of the tram will be done and no one will be allowed without a mask.