Conductors don't return CHANGE to the passengers )))))

@subathra (3519)
India
October 25, 2007 10:56am CST
This practice takes place in local buses at in India. This has been going on for a long time .Since the amount is small nobody takes serious to put an end to this. In south cities except in chennai the conductors move about in buses to issue tickets.to passengers where ever they sit or stand but in chennai the conductors are provided seats. They expect the passengers to come to him to buy tickets in any way, otherwise the passenger is fined if he is found ticketless by the checkers.On account this the passenger buys in fear his ticket sending the money through someone standing nearby.If there is balance money to be collected the the passenger is advised to collect when he gets down . Unfortunately in case if he is in hurry to get down he forgets the dues while getting down at his destination. Like this it happens to many people during the day i n that particular bus Ultimately there is a good collections the conductor enjoys when he is off his duty. Why not enough coins is given to the conductor when he takes the bus from the depo's..
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@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
26 Oct 07
Dear Suba, its strange that Conductor is sitting and psassengers are getting ticket, Here in Pakistan we have daewoo bus service, they have this practice but they are provided with enough coins to return back. And other thing, they move to return the balance later. Other thing, they have bells so passenger want to drop, push the bell prior to stop and reach near gate and collect money. But in other services, this practice is very common Not only in buses, but u will find same at Petrol pumps, gas stations, some stores, they dont return u coins, unless u ask. isnt it speeedy money Lol take care
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@subathra (3519)
• India
26 Oct 07
Your country's transportation ministry is following a very good system..rated ++++
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
26 Oct 07
Hey, dont be so impressed the transport service i am talking about is private one and they charge almost double then normal, as they are Air conditioned as well Rest is same like u as u said, but conductor do move himself not passenger LOL, dont take ur point back
• India
26 Oct 07
Very sorry to hear that passengers are duped in this way in many cities across India. I think this is just a ploy for the conductors to make some money on the sly and what is more surprising is that we the common people tolerate such cheating day in and day out. One incident of protest by one bus-full of people would be enough to trigger a chain reaction and then maybe the authorites would do something about it. Complacency and nonchalance has become the greatest bane of modern day India. We just don’t bother about what is happening to our neighbours, to our fellow passengers or to the general people on the road. We are only bothered about our own well-being and with people having more disposable income, we have come to believe that everything can be settled with cash or that the loose change that the conductor doesn’t return, can be given away easily. Value of life and money both have decreased a lot. However, here in Kolkata conductors roam inside the bus collecting the fare and always return the change.
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@subathra (3519)
• India
26 Oct 07
you are right..and some people write articles in newspapers about this problem but nothing had been done as of now.rated +
• India
26 Oct 07
yes subathra tats a very common problem in our country..conductors actually harass people for change...once ter was an article in the paper tat ter was change in a depot in chennai worth crores lying tied up in gunny bags....its just lying ter and rusting....ter is no use of complainig about these problems in our country..all government matters ll take years to be solved..no higher officials are bothered abt the plights of the common man.....
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@subathra (3519)
• India
26 Oct 07
Really..i wonder then why the conductors behave so rudely when someone gives a note for a small fare of ticket specially during the morning hours and they always say that they dont have enough change..rated you plus
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
25 Oct 07
It is the oldest way of enhacing their income. And it is a practice widely practiced all over the country by bus conductors. I rarely get into public transport, except when I go to my in-laws place at Mangalore, but then tickets are booked in advance. My wife and her friends say that 25 ps and above change will never be returned saying that there is no change.I am sure in a day they will be earning equivalent to their daily wage, in the form of unsolicited tips they take from us.
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@subathra (3519)
• India
26 Oct 07
you are right..most irritating behaviour with the conductors is when we give a coin to get our full change after some time or ask for change while getting down in our stopping they just give a doubt look at us and ask us again and again whether he really need to give us the change..
• Canada
26 Oct 07
Yes you are correct this is a practice conductors do, not only conductor do such type of activity but if you look around your daily core other people also do such thing. At petrol bump they don't give change or they don't give exact amount of petrol. Auto rickshow wala also do same thing. some store offer Rs 5.99 or 5.95 but they charge flat amount. Actually system has become same and no one is anwserable to anyone. Honesty has gone and those people who are honest other people laugh on them.
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@subha12 (18463)
• India
26 Oct 07
it is every where in india. they try to increase their income by this way. Most of the time they deny passengers change or you are asked to give changes. Its not a good thing i think.
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@SViswan (12095)
• India
25 Oct 07
It's been ages since I travelled in a bus in India and I always made it a point to get my balance amount when the conductor promised to pay it later. When I used to travel by bus in Kuwait, we didn't have conductors...the drivers issued the tickets. And there was absolutely no problem. If there were too many people, the bus stopped for a couple of minutes at the stop till the driver issued the tickets. I've seen some conductor in India who do not issue tickets at all when they are paid. and they pocket the money.
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@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
oh that is bad. but even here in the philippines, it does happen. even in stores. they don't return the 5-cent change. i think it is unfair. it may be small, but when compounded, becomes a real big amount. i think it is not a good practice. unless of course it can't be avoided.
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@academic2 (7011)
• Uganda
19 Nov 07
How amazing that Indian conductors have the same mind set like Ugandan conductors. Here in Uganda, taxi passengers make it a point that they have the correct change before they get into a taxi. The guys will not accept less fare, and wont give you back your change either.
@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
19 Nov 07
hi sub, well its sad to hear sumthing like this, well in my city things like this happen but on the out skirts of the city not in the city. The busses run in the city premises are not like this the conductors do return the change and if the person has no change then he may ask the person to wai till he collects money from the rest and then offers back the change to the person. the busses here are two doored busses at the front and back so generally the driver and the conductor keep a tendency to restrict passengers getting in from the front door as then they mite get down without taking a ticket, as the ticket checkers are not every where.now a days we have this pass system for daily travellers wherein thier pass is punched so no need of change and no loss of money for the passengers.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
that rarely happens here. people here demand for their change. the conductor and the driver and the bus company would be in trouble if ever they take advantage of their passengers. because most people know their rights now. especially if it involves money however small it is. and then, the conductors go to the passengers to give them their tickets and ask for their fare. the passengers don't go to them. if one person is not issued a ticket, it will be the conductor's fault.
• India
26 Oct 07
yup you are absolutely right infact its their duty to give back the change but thay act as if they are masters and we are all slaves ,infact such a system has been continuing for so long,ope the situation will change some day
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
26 Oct 07
Here in China when we take a bus in the city, we prepare coins by ourselves as there is no conductor on the bus. It is just one or two coins that we need to insert into the coin box when we get on the bus. We can also use our card for taking the bus to just get it read on the machine.