Bus Conductor

The tasks a

Bus Conductoris expected to perform include:

Conducting bus on scheduled route, either long distance or in urban area

Picking up and dropping passengers at recognized stops and collecting fares

Checking interior equipment of bus, seats, board, first-aid box, etc.

Examining and tallying way bills with ticket packets before commencing run

Adjusting destination board of bus before commencement of each trip

Regulating boarding of bus

Assisting passengers in handling luggage

Answering queries of passengers regarding timing, route and fares

Collecting fares and issuing tickets to passengers

Checking ticketless and over-travelling passengers

Signalling bus driver by bell or whistle to start or stop and to allow passage for other overtaking vehicles

Co-operating with bus driver in maintaining time schedule

Announcing names of stages or stops as they are approached

Handing over lost property found in bus at end of each journey to time keeper or other superior officer

Guiding driver while reversing bus by whistle or bell signal when necessary

Giving first-aid to passengers in case of accident

Verifying entries made by starter on ticket memo and mileage card at end of each trip

Rendering account of cash and unsold tickets to cashier or employer

Noting names and addresses of witnesses and passengers

Submitting report to employer or senior officer as required

Knowledge of traffic rules and regulations

Efficient in implementing safety and precautionary measure in the vehicle

Knowledge of distance covered, bus fares, bus routes, etc.Ability to keep updated records and record time taken to complete routes

Proficient in basic arithmetic

Will be updated

Strong communication skills

Ability to multi-task

Team player

Physically fit


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is notavailable

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, air and noise pollution, etc.

Occupational hazards include mental and physical strain, joint pains, accidents, etc., if not taken care of

For candidates with experience - 6,000 to 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Size and Expected Growth of the Indian Transport and Logistics SectorAccording to a report by the World Bank, India?s transport sector is large and diverse; it caters to the needs of 1.1 billion people. In 2007, the sector contributed about 5.5 percent to the nation?s GDP, with road transportation contributing the lion?s share. Good physical connectivity in the urban and rural areas is essential for economic growth. Since the early 1990s, India's growing economy has witnessed a rise in demand for transport infrastructure and services.Government aims to modernize, expand and integrate the country's transport services. It also seeks to mobilize resources for this purpose and to gradually shift the role of government from that of a producer to an enabler. In recent years, the Government has made substantial efforts to tackle the sector?s shortcomings and to reform its transport institutions.The continuous efforts for improvements by the government and rise in the demand for public transport and related services have added to the employment opportunities for Bus Conductors nationwide.

Government and private transport undertakings

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Government/modelschools or colleges and institutes across India

Private colleges andinstitutes across India