The streets of Kolkata.

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Kolkata traffic and ambassador car, West Bengal, India

Kolkata traffic and ambassador car, West Bengal, India

The streets of Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India.

Pedestrians crossing the road in Kolkata….The car that you see in the photograph is the famous Ambassador car that is used by taxi drivers across India. They are usually yellow and often battered, but much loved!

Just a hand held shot and panned to follow the car….it’s always the luck of the draw though with photographs like this. Luckily for me the pedestrians positioned themselves perfectly!

2 thoughts on “The streets of Kolkata.

  1. Navin Harish

    The ambassador is an Morris Oxford which has not changed with time. You know in India, there is a significant difference in the amount of duties levied on cars that longer than 4 meters and the ones which are smaller. Because of this we have a category called “sub-4 meter sedans” which are, in a lot of cases, underpowered sedans based on hatchbacks. To make the price tag of Amby more affordable they are planning to launch a sub 4 meter ambassador as well.


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