Trams return to Old Delhi after 50-year break

Trams will once again trundle through the winding lanes of old Delhi under a new plan announced by the capital region state government.

Old Delhi.

Old Delhi. Image by Varun Shiv Kapur / CC BY 2.0

Delhi ran an extensive tram network from 1908 to 1963, but the growth in car and motorcycle ownership, and the knock-on effects on traffic congestion, forced the trams from the rails. The first line for the new tram network will run along Chandni Chowk, the famous bazaar running east from the Red Fort, and the first 1.6km of the line will be elevated to bypass the congested traffic along Netaji Subhash Marg. Read more:

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