One of the things I feel very proud about as I travel by the buses of the BMTC (Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation) is the fact that many women conductors are now employed by the organization.
I decided to watch, without any intervention, as one such young woman went about her job on the bus that I was travelling by.
Here she is:
She was quite diligent about asking passengers for their tickets or passes, and unlike some men conductors that I have (alas!) seen, she gave back the necessary change, too, all the time that I watched her.
Apart from the regular duty, there was, apparently, a check at Kasturba Road:
She apparently made the check pretty well, several things were asked and written down and ticked off, and back she got on the bus, and then she and the driver exchanged notes about it for quite some time!
Next time, I won’t be a passive watcher; I will ask for a lot of information…! ⊕