#SecretMumbai: Mumbai's BEST Days

Trams were introduced to Mumbai 145 years ago when the Bombay Tramway Co. began horse-drawn services in the city. The stables and stores were located on a plot on Colaba Causeway. Its office building - today's Electric House - was constructed on the plot in 1883. In 1905, the company’s operations were taken over by the Bombay Electric Supply and Tramways Co. which held the concession for supplying electricity to the city and started electric tram services on 7 May 1907. Bus services began in 1926. In 1947, the Bombay Municipal Corporation bought the firm and renamed it the Bombay Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking.



Published in The Mint on 9th May, 2019.