Funds raised for slain Qld bus driver

Sonia Kohlbacher

A public appeal for the family of slain Brisbane bus driver Manmeet Alisher has raised more than $127,000 for his grieving relatives in India.

Mr Alisher, also known as Manmeet Sharma, was burned to death in an attack on his bus as he stopped to pick up passengers at Moorooka in Brisbane's south last October.

The 29-year-old was popular personality and singer within Brisbane's Punjabi community who'd only been driving buses for a few months and had been sending money back to his family in India.

A trust opened the by the Brisbane City Council to support Mr Alisher's relatives had since raised over $127,000 in donations, deputy mayor Adrian Schrinner said.

"This money has been made available to the family already," he told AAP.

Brisbane's bus fleet will undergo a safety overhaul as part of changes recommended in a report tabled on Mr Alisher's death last week.

Lord mayor Graham Quirk said many of the recommendations, including more emergency buttons and new rear exit windows, had already been implemented, while others, such as safety barriers for drivers, were also being considered.

Other measures include expanding its driver training program to better equip drivers to respond to violent situations and rolling out an education program for drivers and passengers.

The report will be sent to the Queensland government for consideration as part of its bus safety review.

Anthony O'Donohue has been charged with Mr Alisher's murder as well as the attempted murder of eleven passengers, and his case has been adjourned while a psychiatric assessment is carried out.