BENGALURU: The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has decided to make their bus crew look more presentable and provide them with training in soft skills to attract passengers.
Along with their uniform they will have to wear shoes, belt and a cap. "The basic requirement for the employees is to follow the instruction from BMTC. They must look like a pilot," said Nagaraj Yadav, BMTC Chairman.
"We are conducting mass training programmes for our employees on how to attract passengers, presentation, how to work on their body language, dress up and how to build a public relationship," he added.
The circular regarding the uniform has been put up at the notice board of every BMTC depot.
While welcoming the idea, the employees said they are facing constraints regarding the uniforms provided by the BMTC and the annual allowance.
A BMTC driver from Yeswanthpur said, "We don't have any problem in following the instruction from BMTC, but the issue is with the quality of uniform they provide."
The drivers want the BMTC to increase the allowance and provide better quality cloth.
"How can they expect us to wear the bad quality of cloth every day? They give us two pair of uniforms for two years and then Rs 600 as allowance. We have to manage with that for two years," the drivers said.
However, Nagaraj assured the BMTC will sort out issues related to the quality of uniforms and urged the crew to comply with the new rules....