Additional security
Onlookers surround the bus that rogue driver Santosh Mane took on a rampage Reuters

Private security guards will patrol bus depots in Pune, western India, after a driver went on the rampage and killed nine people.

Santosh Mane was able to easily make off with an empty bus from the Swargate depot for a rush-hour rampage in which he ran over pedestrians and smashed cars.

Mane, 30, a licensed bus driver, evaded capture by more than 100 police officers, many of whom opened fire on his vehicle, before he was overpowered by members of the public.

Mane claimed to have been undergoing psychological treatment. Doctors who examined him after his capture claimed he appeared to have been drinking.

The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation employed only four security guards to guard 115 buses at the depot before the incident. That number will be doubled.

"These guards will be from a government-authorised private security agency," Vjay Divate, senior depot manager told DNA India.