Transport Service Operator

Call Boy

Lamp Man


Wheel Man

Carriage Cleaner

Poleman Tram

The tasks a

Transport Service Operatoris expected to perform include:

Performing a variety of routine and low skilled tasks in operating transport services

Examining bogie wheels and axle boxes

Lighting signal lamps before sunset

Washing and cleaning coaches at stations

Closing and operating railway gates

Waking up train guards and engine drivers at night for duty

Fixing gangway for aircraft passengers

Setting control pole of trams with overhead electric line

Knowledge of rules and regulations to be followed at railway stations

Efficient in operating various poles, controls, gates and barriers

Knowledge of distance covered, fares, routes, rail lines, etc.Skilled in cleaning and maintaining engine and machinery

Proficient in basic arithmetic

Not required

Goodcommunication skills

Ability to multitask

Physically fit



Manuel dexterity

Team player

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not 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)

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

For daily wage workers Will be updated

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Size and Expected Growth of the Indian Transport and Logistics Sector

According 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 Transport Service Operator nationwide.

Indian Railways

Cities and towns across India