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A bus ride from London to Kolkata in the 1950s.

The bus journey from London to Calcutta was first started in 1957 and the fare was 85 pounds which covered 20300 miles.

Passengers at Victoria coach station, London boarded Albert, which started its first run between London and Calcutta on April 15, 1957. The journey covered England, Belgium, West Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, West Pakistan, and finally India. In India, it traveled from New Delhi to Agra, Allahabad, Banaras and finally, ended its journey at Calcutta, covering 20,300 miles. The bus included facilities like radio/music for passengers, individual sleeping bunks, and fan heaters. The one side travel fare from London to India cost 85-pound sterlings that included food, travel, and accommodation.

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