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Catching a Ride With the Only Woman Bus Driver in Bangalore

There are over 100,000 bus drivers in the Indian city of Bangalore, but only one of them is a woman. Preema Nadapatti now wants to get other women to take to the roads.

Written by Elizabeth Mani, Mahesh Bacham Published on Read time Approx. 0 minutes

BANGALORE, India  Of the around 110,000 bus drivers in Bangalore, only one is a woman. Prema Nadapatti, 40, has been driving her route since 2009 and says she has never faced any discrimination. If anything, she adds, being a woman is an advantage, as other motorists tend to give way to her. A pioneer behind the wheel, Nadapatti now wants to start training other women to sit at the front of the bus.

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