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Kolkata city avails almost all the means of modern transportation be that airways, railways, roadways, subway, trams or sea routes. The transportation by road is primarily provided by the buses and taxis. State run and privately owned buses provide for the commutation in the city. Besides buses and taxis the streets of Kolkata can be seen dotted with individual owned vehicles including cars, motor cycles and scooters, auto rickshaws, rickshaws.
Kolkata metro, the first subway system of India, avails more safer and faster means of transportation in the city premises. The metro runs from the Tollygunge in the south to Dum Dum in the north and covering an area of about 16 kms.
The Dum Dum Airport serves as both an international as well as domestic airport. About ten international airways provide their services for Kolkata. The domestic flights connects the region with other cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Bangalore, Varanasi, etc.
There is also an extensive coverage provided by the Indian Railways. Howrah and Sealdah are two primary railway stations in the city.
The sea liners and cruisers provide the water transportation facilities. Besides that ferry boats in river Hoogli also provide the commutation facilities.
The trams also run at many places in the city. These electric trams are not preferred as such because of their slow speeds.