A driver has been taken off duty and a probe has been ordered against him following a video which emerged of him allowing a monkey to drive his bus.
Footage shows the monkey sit on top of the steering wheel.
Shot on October 1 by a shocked passenger, the driver chuckles as the animal tries to keep its eyes on the road.
The human driver helps by working the peddles and gears — while he takes his hands off the wheel at several points.
Officials said the monkey was a pet belonging to one of the passengers and was comfortable in human company.
It reportedly jumped onto the steering wheel and the driver – named only as Prakash – let it sit there.
A passenger sent a copy of the video to the officials of the Indian Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation.
Taking a more stern view of the incident, an official said: “Prakash has been taken off duty and a probe has been ordered against him.
“Endangering passengers’ lives is not acceptable.”