double-decker buses

Along with the trams, the red double-decker buses became a much-loved symbol of Kolkata after the British introduced them in the city in 1926.(Photo for representation)

West Bengal plans to bring back Kolkata’s iconic double-decker buses

By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri | Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 08:52 PM IST
The Left Front government phased out double-decker buses in the nineties when Jyoti Basu was the chief minister. The government said the cost of maintenance of the aging fleet was very high compared to the revenue the vehicles generated.
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