The Pink Sarathi protect of the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) was flagged off by Chief minister Kumaraswamy at Vidhana Soudh.
Under the first phase of the project, 25 Mahindra Bolero vehicles will be deployed across the city to address complaints of women passengers travelling in its buses and ensuring safety .
Each vehicle will have an all-woman crew and will be fitted with GPS and public announcement system units. The Pink sarathis will operate from dawn to dusk.
A sum of Rs 56 crore had been granted to BMTC under the Nirbhaya scheme for various projects aimed to empower women and ensure their safety.