Bengaluru: Under the Nirbhaya project, the Karnataka government approved the development of a safety app for women travelling specifically in KSRTC buses.

The application will include a panic button, GPS tracking system for buses, detailed information on bus schedules and information on 500 bus stops across the state, said Law and Parliamentary Affairs minister JC Madhuswamy.

At the cost of Rs 40 crore approved by the Union government on a 60:40 sharing basis under the project.

The cabinet has also given a go-ahead to install CCTV cameras in some 5000 buses apart from training 3,000 women staff of KSRTC in self-defence.

“The app is aimed at ensuring the safety of women travelling in KSRTC buses. Any private participation will be bound to protocols on data sharing,” stated JC Madhuswamy