DTC hires women as conductors

Authorities say recruitment of women in such numbers was largely coincidental


Shivani Chaturvedi | July 9, 2010

Soon, when you board a DTC bus, chances are you will be buying your ticket from a woman. The transport authority has selected 30 women who will be trained to work as conductors on its buses. Now, 20 more female conductors are expected to be recruited.

The DTC officials, however, say that it’s just a co-incidence that the corporation got women conductors. DTC had sent a request to the employment exchange seeking names for the post of conductors.  "Some of the candidates who registered the names under the category of conductors were women," an official  added. 

Though totally unplanned, the move is going to be advantageous for the women commuters. This is expected to bring down the cases of eve-teasing, the officer hoped.

The corporation is awaiting the medical reports of the selected women conductors. It has to check for their fitness level before their training commences

On being asked about the routes these women will be sent out on, an offcial said that it was the job of depot managers to appoint the staff.

The uniform which the headquarters choose for the running staff including drivers and conductors for the Commonwealth Games will continue to be the same.



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