By G9ija

A monkey has been filmed driving a bus in India in a hilarious clip shared online.

The primate was filmed steering a public bus and driving the vehicle itself in Tamil Nadu in southern India.

In the video, the animal can be seen sitting on the steering wheel as it drives the bus full of passengers.

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You steer, I'll do the gears: The Indian langur monkey seems to have the full control of the steering wheel as the driver sits back

You steer, I’ll do the gears: The Indian langur monkey seems to have the full control of the steering wheel as the driver sits back

The Indian langur monkey seems to have the full control of the steering wheel as the driver sits back and relaxes.

Shocked passengers watch as the monkey drives the huge vehicle on a busy highway.

Indian officials have ordered a probe against the driver, who drove the bus on behalf of Tamil Nadu State Transport.

The driver, reportedly named Prakash, was filmed last Monday letting a monkey drive his vehicle while driving through Davanagere, Karnataka in southern India.

One of the passengers who was taken aback by the ape’s driving skills immediately took out his mobile phone and captured the rare incident.

The passenger can be heard asking the driver, ‘Is he an expert driver?’ to which the driver replies that the primate knows how to drive.

The monkey can be seen turning the steering wheel as it drives through the busy traffic.

Langur monkeys are a common sight in India, and live on fruit and grass.

When the video was shared on the social media, it drew different reactions from users from across India.

A passenger, pictured on the bus, looks alarmed by the primate's antics. The driver faces an investigation by the company

While some appreciated the incident and praised the driving skills of the ape, others found it dangerous to put lives at risk.

Santosh Perumal commented online: ‘What a funny driver, I would love to take the joy ride and see the monkey drive itself.’

Another user commented: ‘However funny it may look there is a serious problem here.

The primate was filmed hijacking a bus of the Tamil Nadu State Transport and driving the vehicle itself in Tamil Nadu in southern India

The primate was filmed hijacking a bus of the Tamil Nadu State Transport and driving the vehicle itself in Tamil Nadu in southern India

The driver, Prakash, pictured above, was filmed on October 1 letting a monkey drive his vehicle while driving through Davanagere, Karnataka, in southern India

The driver, Prakash, pictured above, was filmed on October 1 letting a monkey drive his vehicle while driving through Davanagere, Karnataka, in southern India

‘You can’t put the passenger’s life at risk just for your fun.’

The clip has gone viral and has been shared around the world.

The driver faces an investigation by Tamil Nadu State Transport.

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