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Kolkata trams have been an iconic and antique feature of the city. It is an integral part of the heritage of Kolkata and maintains eco-friendly commission standards too, and now the trams have a modern edge, with A/C services recently introduced. The introduction of the new AC trams have helped in bringing four times the usual footfall. The single coach AC tram runs on a route from Shyambazar to Esplanade and has proved to be highly profitable. The authorities are earning as much as Rs 4000-4500 in a day. 

These air-conditioned trams are a perfect amalgamation of old school charm and comfort of modern times. The single AC coach is making six trips in a single day and can accommodate almost 32 passengers. The fare is as less as Rs 20. The demand of AC service has boosted the revenue generation to a whole new impressive figure which non-AC trams have not been able to achieve previously. These AC trams have been able to offer respite to the passengers from the scorching heat and has turned out to be a great alternative to AC buses. Also, they have rekindled Kolkata’s nostalgia. Soon AC trams will run in the Maidan area too and in the Gariahat sector.