Following an increase in crime against women, southern India's Karnataka state has launched a new safety drive.
Today, booklets aimed at college students who travel in the buses were distributed. Toll-free emergency numbers have also been introduced.
The move is seen as a direct result of the nationwide anger after the recent brutal gang-rape and death of a 23-year-old New Delhi medical student.
The gang rape of a young woman in Delhi has exposed deep fissures in Indian society, as assault victims finally find their voices.
Speaking hours before his daughters attackers appeared in court, the father of the India rape victim has called for the harshest penalty.
After almost three weeks of protests over the rape of an Indian woman on a Delhi bus, the nation could face a national strike.