Bori Bunder junction for Bombay tramways, in front of the Victoria Terminus station. Date uncertain, 1900s. The tramways in Bombay were very popular. Traffic estimates are around 1,500,000 passengers annually per mile of tramways, at a time when Bombay's total population was just about 1,000,000. The maximum fare was 1-1/2 anna for travel up to 7 miles, with the average fare per passenger being 1 anna. Initially an upper or first class of accommodation was provided with 50% higher fares, for Europeans and "upper class" natives, but this was scrapped as "even in caste-ridden India, the democracy of the trolley prevailed", according to the book source (Electric Railway Journal, 1908?). Scan from Internet Archive of Book Images. (Admin)

Date: 2014-09-01
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