Press Releases : Meru is planning to increase its fleet from 50 to 150 by April-end

Meru is planning to increase its fleet from 50 to 150 by April-end
March 31, 2007 5:43 PM

On the occasion of the launch of the second fleet taxi operator in the city today, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said: "In our initiative to make Mumbai an international city these cabs are going to be of great help. These quality air conditioned cabs will help people travel with total comfort and subsequently reduce the crowd on the city roads."

V-Link is targeting the corporate class and foreign travelers through its air conditioned cars fitted with tamper proof digital meters, electronic printers, which will give the fare receipts to the passenger and GPS (Global Positioning System) to enable real-time taxi location, and dispatch. For complete passenger comfort, the operator promises to provide basic amenities like city maps, wet wipes, clean bottled water and for music lovers a limited collection of music. It has launched its fleet with Maruti Esteems and will add other premium brands as it increases its fleet.

Olive green Merus are run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) at a flag down charge of Rs 15 and Rs 13 per additional kilometer. Meru cabbies are on the payroll of the company, who will avail additional benefits including accidental insurance, medical insurance, etc.

Strong emphasis has been placed assembling a team of chauffeurs who meet the stringent recruitment standards set by the company," said Anjan Deb Chief Operating Officer. Veteran actress and classical dancer Hema Malini performed with her troop on the occasion.