History of Horse Drawn Tram Car in Calcutta-1880

Horse Drawn Tram Car in Calcutta-1880 (Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai, India)

The first effort to run the tramways from Sialdah to Armanium Road was done by Calcutta Municipal Corporation in the year 1873.

Calcutta Municipal Corporation signed an agreement with M/s. Dilvin Parish Alfred Parish, Robbinson Sotter in 1879. The company was to lay down different tracks for the tram car. Thereafter Calcutta Tramways Co. Ltd. a company registered at London took over the charge.

This company started with horse-driven tram cars on meter gauge tracks on November 16, 1880. The tram’s first route was from Sialdah to Dalhousie Corner via Armanium Street.

In March 1881 trams started running between Chitpur Road and Chaurangi Lane. In the November month of the same year tracks were laid down at Dharmtala, Shyam Bazar, and several other places. Soon it developed into a 19-mile-long network of tramways.

(Source: Display Board at Nehru Science Centre in Mumbai (Maharashtra).

About: Mahakaleshwar Temple – Among One of the Seven ‘Mukti-Sthal’

Mahakaleshwar Temple is located on the banks of the Kshipra River, in the dense Mahakal forest in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. This Jyotirlinga in Madhya Pradesh is an important pilgrimage site in Central India. There are number of legends related to how this Jyotirlinga came into existence. According to the Puranas, there was a five-year-old Shrikar who was enthralled by the devotion of King Chandrasena of Ujjain towards Lord Shiva. Shrikar took a stone and started worshipping as Shiva. Many people tried to dissuade him in different ways, but his devotion kept growing. Pleased by his devotion, Lord Shiva assumed the form of a Jyotirlinga and resided in the Mahakal forest. The Mahakaleshwar Temple is considered significant by the Hindus for another reason. It is among one of the seven ‘Mukti-Sthal‘ – the place that can liberate a human.

(Source: Display/Notice Board at Babulnath Temple in Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Click to learn more about Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga.

How much is the Shared Taxi Fare from Nashik Road Railway Station to Trimbakeshwar?

The shared taxi fare from Nashik Road Railway Station to Trimbakeshwar (approx. 40 km) is Rs. 150 per person. This fare I was told by a taxi driver during late morning hours when my train reached Nashik Road Railway Station and I visited the taxi stand nearby.

But during my return journey in the evening hours to catch the train, I was again at the taxi stand near Nashik Road Railway Station, and upon query, I was told that the shared taxi fare from Nashik Road Railway Station to Trimbakeshwar is Rs. 100 per person.

So what I understood is that Morning is a busy hour and many train passengers arrive at the taxi stand and in evening hours the rush of passengers must be less compared to morning hours. Thus, the shared taxi fare differs depending upon day hours.

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