Chandigarh has highest no. of women bus conductors in India
Chandigarh, a city known for its beauty has made headlines for having the largest number of women conductors in India. Chandigarh Transport Authority (CTU), the body which governs local buses in the Union Territory had recently recruited 72 female conductors for its fleet. As of now, these women have completed their training and are now serving on various local routes.
New Delhi, the capital city of India seems to be following Chandigarh for this initiative. It has 50 women conductors in its fleet.
That’s not all. Chandigarh became the 3rd state/UT in India to recruit women conductors just after Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. This step has definitely enhanced the safety of women in public transport. For the beginning, CTU officials have deployed female conductors on routes which have more women passengers. There are 9 special buses in CTU fleet which are meant only for females. Women conductors have been deployed on all of these 9 buses.
These 72 women conductors of Chandigarh have not just made headlines in India but have also been appreciated across the globe.