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Women conductors to operate in Gurgaon busses next month

Press Trust of India  |  Gurgaon 

Women conductors will be seen in buses from next month.

The Metropolitan Development Authority (GDMA) has taken the decision to empower women. It is an extension of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign, V Uma Shankar, the of the GDMA said.

The hiring of women conductors is just like pilot project and once the trail gets successful their numbers will be increased in future, Shankar said.

The women conductors will be known as customer service agent. They will work only in the day time, he said.

GDMA is going to launch 100 busses on the roads in on August 1, which will run on 11 different routes in the city. Therefore, the authority has started the process of recruiting 570 drivers and conductors.

We have floated the tender to run the busses and two companies have shown interest to work. These two companies will hire 285 drivers and conductors each, including 50 women conductors, Shankar said.

The added that the introduction of 100 new busses will improve in the city. Passengers will not have to wait for more than 5 minutes at the scheduled stop after the buses' frequency is enhanced.

At present, 120 low floor, standard and AC busses of are running on different routes in Delhi operated by male drivers and conductors.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 22:50 IST