163-Year-Old Telegram Service To Close Forever : News Photo

163-Year-Old Telegram Service To Close Forever

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JAIPUR, INDIA - JULY 14: A postal department official notes down a PHONOGRAM booked by a family because their grandfather started his career as telegraph official in 1950, at General Post Office on July 14, 2013 in Jaipur, 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 Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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JAIPUR, INDIA - JULY 14: A postal department official notes down a PHONOGRAM booked by a family because their grandfather started his career as telegraph official in 1950, at General Post Office on July 14, 2013 in Jaipur, 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 Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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