Points-man Tram


Area Controller

Network Controller

Minimum ? No entry barrier

Minimum 0 - 3 years of work experience in related field

The tasks that a Signalman, Tram is expected to perform include:Guiding operation of tram cars on single track by signalling with flag or light

Signalling tram to stop or to proceed by waving red or green flags

Acquainting himself/herself with traffic rules and any other special instruction issued by traffic authorities

Ensuring that the traffic and control lights are in order

Knowledge of standard procedures to be followed in signalling

Knowledge of traffic rules regarding trams

Knowledge of the tram car working

Familiar with adequate signal techniques

Will be updated

Confident Patient


Team player

Good listener

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is necessary

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Minimum 8 hours of working everyday

May have to work in shifts

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

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)One may develop occupational hazards like stress-related illness, back pain, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 20,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Tram Transport in India

Trams are still functional in Kolkata, India

It is the oldest operating electric tram in Asia, running successfully since 1902

OnNovember 8, 1976 the Calcutta Tramways Ordinance was enacted, under which the company vested all its assets with the government; it is now a public-sector undertaking

Going forward :

Being the oldest and most successful tram system in Asia, this industry has potential for employment

The Government of Delhi is planning to bring tram cars in Delhi by 2017

Higher investment expected in future, public as well as private sector

Government of Kolkata