163-Year-Old Telegram Service To Close Forever


Telegram Delivery man Rambabu and a collegue assorts the last bundle... News PhotoAdult,Bundle,Colleague,Finance,Horizontal,India,Jaipur,Men,Post Office,Rajasthan,TelegramPhotographer Collection: Hindustan Times 2013 Hindustan TimesJAIPUR, INDIA - JULY 14: Telegram Delivery man Rambabu (L)and a collegue assorts the last bundle of telegrams, 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)