Kolkata: In a bid to dispel concerns over the spread of Covid-19 during Puja, the West Bengal Transport Corporation is all set to offer AC tram service during Durga Puja this year.

The single bogie AC tram would run in North and South Kolkata from October 23 (Saptami to October 25 (Navami). The routes are Esplanade- Shyambazar route and Esplanade- Gariahat route.

Also read: West Bengal police counter Sikh's claim on turban removal during scuffle

According to reports, the AC tram designed by WBTC will help to enjoy Durga Puja safely as the vehicle undergoes sanitisation after regular intervals.

It’s being touted as “the most hygienic” trip to some of the popular pandals in the city. The passengers will have to undergo a routine check at the boarding spot in order to enjoy this facility.

During the journey in the AC tram, the passengers will get Tiffin. They would have a glimpse of puja pandals in Kashi Bose Lane, Hatibagan Sarbajanin, Nalini Sarkar Street, Singhi Park, Ekdalia and other places. Passengers can also use the free Wi-Fi available on the special tram. To ensure the festivity fever is full on, Dhak music would be playing all along the journey. 

Also read: Amid Ladakh standoff, CPI-M wants India to dump 'quad' and shake hands with China

A special guide would also help passenger maneuver around the city on this tram route.

Social distancing will be completely ensured inside the vehicle and people will be allowed inside the tram only if they wear a mask.

Ticket booking for the Durga Puja special AC tram can be done online at wbtc.co.in and ctc.onlinebooking.in. 

The ticket can also be bought from the counter at CTC Tram Terminus and L-20 Bus Stand, Esplanade. The cost of ticket is Rs 500 per head.