Already the overheads are very high and the tickets are very costly. When there is a demand the RTC is increasing the rates very high. Again if you advise them to increase staff, they will again increase the rates. The driver is supposed to issue the tickets by stopping the vehicle and thensupposed to drive the vehicle. The stops are very less and the tickets to be issued are also fewer for which a conductor is unnecessary. If the driver is not following the system, as a passenger we have all the rights to question him and ask him to maintain the safety norms.
Once we were travelling to our native place in a Volvo bus. The driver is continually talking on the phone while driving. One of the passengers taken objection and the other passengers supported the passenger who has taken objection. Ultimately the driver has to switch of his phone and drive the vehicle.
So far, I have seen this in some luxury buses (airport shuttle etc) where in you take the ticket from the driver and only the front entry door would be open. the middle one will be closed.
In the name of austerity, there are many things happening like substituting traffic police constables with traffic volunteers who are ignored by all. Proper trained teachers are replaced by assistant teachers,in many professions you will see many new junior faces in the crowd that manages the work.
We would reach a point where in we would be more and more proactively doing the safety checks ourselves and have a low threshold to raise our voice and concerns
I have seen city buses having a driver performing the duties of conductor. It is time consuming and unsafe for the travel. Hence, I do not recommend it for city buses, but for the long distance buses only. However, buses plying beyond 200 Km and interstate buses should have a conductor who should also be a driver. They can perform the duties of driver and conductor alternatively.
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How this could be possible?
But if the author has said this then I do feel that the incidence is in real & is happening ta the said place. Why this can't be objected because this is incurring the dangers to the life of the travelers. Whatsoever, I would never want to ride on such buses. The taxi & the autos can be dealt with this kind of system but allowing the bus driver to come up with multiple tasks alone can't be justified.
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Even this challenging situation would ease