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
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.