MERU On Mumbai's Road
May 23, 2007 6:28 PM
Mr. Neeraj Gupta, M.D. of V-Link Group, the leading fleet management
solutions and car rentals services, launched of new World-class
air-conditioned metered radio taxi called "Meru". It will provide an
another option and upgrade comforts than the Black and Yellow taxis in
Mumbai. Mr. Neeraj Gupta Said that - " The company is initially giving
the launch in Mumbai by 150 Taxis which will provide improved
technologies, more comforts, excellent alternative & better
services for the corporate, foreign travelers & commuters in Mumbai
and the service will be provided by "Maruti Esteem".
Mr. Gupta added," V-link has satisfied the criteria laid
down by the Government of Maharashtra and is one of the finest players
selected by the by the Government as an operator of radio taxis in
Mumbai. Services like "Dial-a-Meru", "SMS-a-Meru" and "Meru-on-the-Net"
will also be available shortly. Through this project, V-Link hopes to
upgrade the quality of urban transportation in Mumbai and also
contribute in a small way to uplift the community of chauffeurs who will
be engaged in these operations."
Key Features of "Meru" -
- Tamper Proof Digital Meters & Electronic printers with the flag down fare of Rs 15 and Rs 13 for every additional KM.
- "Lost and Found"- GPS based tracking
technology responsive tracking system in place so that any item left
behind inadvertently in a Meru cab can be traced to the vehicle the
- Operated by environment friendly fuel, i.e. CNG
- Advance Booking available " on demand" by calling 24*7 customer care centre 4422 4422
- Some basic amenities like maps of the
city, wet wipes, clean bottled water and a limited selection of music
would initially be offered to passengers using Meru services.
With the ending note Mr. Gupta announced that the no of
taxis will increase y 1000 cabs by the next 3 to 5 years and the
commuters can hail the services subsequently in the cities like Delhi,
Kolkata, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Chennai, Banglore & Pune.