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Pink Buses in UP to get women drivers; UPSRTC to begin training of eligible candidates soon

In a first, the Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation has shortlisted 19 women to drive state-run Pink Express buses. This bus service was launched in UP with an aim to provide a safe travel option for women, with only women staff on board. While conductors and support staff could be shortlisted easily, the authorities found it difficult to find certified women bus drivers. Now, however, women candidates have been shortlisted to undergo a 7-month long basic training, after which they will be driving these buses run by the Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation.

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