She navigates life as a Bus Conductor who is also a Mother

What is it like to be a mother? She is one who plays an important role in the family. She looks after her children, house and keeps working like a machine to finish off the day-to-day tasks. It is cognisance of the fact that mother’s job is the toughest job in the world.

But, Alia Jehan’s story is a different one altogether. It is not so easy to be a mother and a bus conductor, but Alia proved that she can balance her career and personal life incredibly well. She currently works as a bus conductor at Sangareddy Depot with TSRTC.

Alia carries her daughter on her left shoulder while issuing tickets to the passengers. (Credits: News18)

She carries her baby daughter on her left whereas the small sling bag (she holds all chits and currency notes) at the right. Alia accompanies her daughter every day whom she also feeds in the TSRTC bus itself. This is how she has been managing throughout the day.

When Alia goes about her business, she issues tickets to passengers while carrying her daughter. This situation can be really stressful. Even the passengers were initially astonished on seeing the conductor with a baby.

Alia tells that she didn’t get the backing of her family because it was an inter-religious marriage. In this case, there was no one who came forward to take care of her child at home. So, this is why she accompanies her daughter along daily. According to Alia, even her husband takes the elder son with him along to work.

“Mine was an inter-religious marriage so we don’t have any family support. There is nobody to take care of my child at home, so I get her along. Even my husband takes our elder son along to work,” Alia was quoted as saying by News 18.

Alia, A B.Com graduate, had requested officials to give her office work for some time but unfortunately, she was told there was no vacancy. However, the officials came forward to help her by putting her on an Express bus service as compared to the ordinary bus service.

“As I was on leave to take care of my child, I missed the opportunity to become regularised. Now, I am back to work, hopefully, I’ll be regularised soon,” said the mother.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.