Aurangabad bus conductors to be armed with body cameras



Bus conductors and ticket inspectors in Maharashtra's Aurangabad city will soon be equipped with body cameras, to keep a tab on the behaviour of passengers and other activities during transportation, an official has said.

A few days back, some women conductors of the civic-run buses complained of misbehaviour with them during their duty hours.

"Acting on it, the Aurangabad Smart City Development Corporation has decided to install body cameras in the front pockets of shirts of the conductors and inspectors of its buses to record the activities in the vehicles during their duty," the ASCDCL official said in a statement on Saturday.


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The cameras will help in the real-time examination of tickets and to keep an eye on other activities on the buses, he said.

They will also ensure the security of passengers and give the feedback of commuters to authorities, he added.

During the lockdown period, these civic-run buses were used to ferry COVID-19 patients.

Last month, the ASCDCL resumed its bus services for normal passengers, the official added. (PTI)