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Calcutta is the only city in India that still has a tram service. The service dates from the 1870s, when it started with horse-drawn trams, which were followed by steam-driven trams. In 1900, the process of electrification began, and today, more than a hundred years later, Calcutta's trams still run on electricity.

The trams have their charm, despite being incredibly noisy -- the loud, grating noise they make is unmistakable, can give you a headache, and yet manages to signify a city determined to hold on to its character.

For more information, see the official website: http://www.calcuttatramways.com/home.htm

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