Do you have no conductor buses on longer routes in your State?On certain "point to point" routes, the Tamil Nadu State Government is experimenting with a method to do away with conductors. The conductor collects the entire amount before the bus departs and the bus goes from Point A to Point B. It is still unclear if the driver is empowered to take in passengers in some local stops and issue the tickets by himself, if the bus is having empty seats. These "no conductor"buses have been introduced in the ever busy Coimbatore to Salem bus route, a journey of around 170 kilometers which normally takes 3 hours by express buses, called the point to point buses.
While this is a superb step to cut costs, the question is whether it will be extended to other routes. What is the experience in other States? How does this work?