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Prema Ramappa Nadapatti, the first and only woman BMTC driver, has been negotiating Bengaluru’s busy roads for the past six years. It was a childhood dream to drive and she quit a nurse’s job to join BMTC.

Though six more women were selected by BMTC for driver-cum-conductor job along with Prema, they opted to work as conductors. Since driving is a difficult task, Prema says women prefer to become conductors.