The city’s women complain of ‘eve-teasing’ – or worse – on public transport. Having Saritha Vankadarath at the wheel may signal the start of change
At 6am every day, a green bus on line 543 from Sarojini Nagar to Anand swings out of a Delhi Transport Corporation depot and heads on to the chaotic streets.
It looks like any of the other 5,000 public buses fighting their way through Delhi’s rickshaws, trucks, bicycles, cars and occasional elephants. But at the wheel is Saritha Vankadarath, the first woman to drive a bus in the seething city of 17 million people.