Bankrupt CTC to introduce two AC trams

The lone air-conditioned tram may have failed to find too many takers, but that hasn’t stopped the Calcutta Tramways Company (CTC) from planning to introduce more of these.

CTC employees alleged that the ailing company was burning further holes in its pocket converting regular trams into AC ones that fail to draw passengers. Company chairman Shantilal Jain, however, felt there was demand for AC trams.

“We will introduce two more AC trams that will be used for regular commuter trips. I think a good number of people don’t hesitate to pay more for a comfortable tram ride,” said Jain. But did the company carry out any study to back this claim? Strangely, no.

Full report here Times of India


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