Tram services, which have remained closed since March, will resume on Monday. Services were due to resume early in June, but Cyclone Amphan played havoc by damaging tracks and overhead wires.
The WBTC, with support from KMC and Kolkata Police, carried out restoration work on a war footing. Four routes — Shyambazar-Esplanade, Ballygunge-Esplanade, Kidderpore-Esplanade and Tollygunge-Ballygunge — were supposed to be active. However, only one route — 24/29 (Tollygunge-Ballygunge) — is expected to be restored right now. Trial runs were conducted on June 12 and 13 by WBTC engineers.
Tram services will run from 7am to 8pm at intervals of 40 minutes and the number of passengers will not be allowed to exceed the seating capacity to maintain social distancing. Moreover, every coach will be sanitized before and after each shift. “We hope to restore all routes within a week,” a WBTC engineer said.
Source:Times of India