In a first of its variety, Kolkata is all set to get a tram library, a prime official mentioned on Wednesday.
The specifically designed tram library could have books and magazines, together with these on aggressive examinations such because the civil providers, WBCS, GRE or GMAT so as to entice readers from numerous instructional establishments alongside its route, West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) managing director Rajanvir Singh Kapur mentioned.
The tram library, which will likely be inaugurated on Thursday, will journey frequently between Shyambazar and Esplanade, traversing 4.5 km by town’s training hub — College Street, Kapur mentioned.
There are a minimum of 30 instructional establishments alongside or close to its route, together with 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 mentioned.
The tramcar may even have free wifi and can assist passengers learn e-books aside from laying their fingers on books within the library, he mentioned, including that the gathering will likely be up to date frequently.
“We are also planning book reading sessions, book launches and literary festivals in the tram library in the future,” the official mentioned, terming the challenge as a dream come true that may give a new dimension to town’s electrical tram service, which is in existence since 1902.