Driver, 36, suspended for allowing a monkey to 'drive' his bus

Driver, 36, suspended for allowing a monkey to 'drive' his bus

A 36-year-old Indian bus driver has been suspended after a video of him allowing a monkey on his steering wheel went viral.

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On Saturday, a video of bus driver M Prakash went viral on social media, which showed him allowing a monkey behind his steering wheel.

Since the footage went viral, a spokesperson for the government's road transport corporation in southern Karnataka state told AFP confirmed Prakash has been suspended.

"Driver M Prakash has been taken off duty for allowing the monkey to sit on the steering wheel and handle it," TimesLIVE reported the spokesperson said.

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The footage sparked mixed reactions on social media, with some finding it funny while others thought it was irresponsible of the Prakash.

Social media user @JoelBayan wrote, "And people thought they would lose their job to automation?"
David Richard Smith, who goes by the Twitter handle @Lifeisee4me, commented: "Note to self, Never ride a Bus in India. By never going to India."
Another tweep, @Aibabu7, commented: "Actually the driver is driving the bus and the langur is just pretending. Just like our netas and leaders do."
Sudipta Ranjan Das, @i_srd, added: "The monkey is just sitting . Not steerring. But it's not funny and not funny at the same time."

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