163-Year-Old Telegram Service To Close Forever

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Customers queue up to send telegram to their friends and relatives on... News PhotoCustomer,Delhi,Family,Finance,Friendship,Horizontal,India,Last Day,New Delhi,Send,Telegram,Waiting In LinePhotographer Collection: Hindustan Times 2013 Hindustan TimesNEW DELHI, INDIA - JULY 14: Customers queue up to send telegram to their friends and relatives on the last day of telegram service at Central Telegraph Office Eastern Court on July 14, 2013 in New Delhi, India. The work to lay telegraph lines started in 1850 on an experimental basis between Koklata and Diamond Harbour, it was opened for use by the British East India Company the following year. In 1854, the service was made available to the public. 163-year-old telegram service is being shut down by the Government from 15th of July, across the country. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)