And Now, We Have Smart Cabs
July 20, 2007 4:35 PM
What is it? V-Link, a leading fleet management company, has launched a world -class taxi service called Meru with 150 taxis in Mumbai. V-Link will increase this number to 1,000 by December 2007 and plans to have 10,000 cabs in Delhi, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Banglore, Chennai and Pune over the next three-to-five years.
What Is its USP? Meru operates only air-conditioned Maruti Esteems that have digital tamper proof meters. Passengers get printed receipts for all the fares to ensure that they are not cheated. It will also provide umbrellas to passengers to enable them to reach their destinations with out getting caught in the monsoons. The use of GPS technology allows these taxis to be tracked on a real time basis.How can you get one? You have to wait till the service is launched in your city. In Mumbai, V-Link offers an advanced booking system for Meru which allows a customer to book for a cab on the phone (022) 4422 4422 or by logging onto www.merucabs.com.