A Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus driver has been removed from his duty after he allowed a monkey to get behind the wheels. A video has been going viral on social media in which a gray langur is seen driving a bus along with the driver, as reported by Times of India. In the video, the driver Prakash from KSRTC’s Davanagere division can be seen driving with a langur sitting comfortably on the steering wheel, while he changes the gears. The incident was reported on October 1 in a KSRTC bus plying from Davanagere to Bharamasagara. In A Hilarious Video From Chinese Zoo Monkey Snatches Tourist’s Wallet & Throws Away All the Money.
According to KSRTC department, the langur belonged to a teacher who was a regular passenger in the bus. After entering the bus, the langur climbed off to the steering and remained there for 10 minutes. It refused to leave despite repeated efforts by the passengers to remove it from there. An official from the department said, “Prakash is an animal lover, but he should not have allowed this while driving a bus. He must have done it for fun, but who will be answerable in case anything untoward happens?”
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A senior KSRTC official told TOI, “We have removed the driver from duty and have asked the divisional security inspector to conduct a detailed inquiry and submit a report. He won’t be assigned any further duty till probe is completed; he could even be suspended.” The animal left the wheel after two to three minutes and alighted at the next stop.
None of the passengers objected to it so far and there has been no written complaint. However, after the video went viral on social media, the netizens had a divided opinion. While some complained about negligence on the drivers’ part, others said it showed the love of the driver towards the animal. The KSRTC has said that if allegations of negligence are proved then the driver will be taken off from the field duty and will be allocated a desk job.