April 23, 2007 6:52 PM

The leading fleet management company, V-Link, launched an absolutely novel concept in the daily commute scenario, with their concept brand 'Meru'--- a world class taxi service. All the taxis will be air-conditioned, fitted with electronic meters and printers with the use of GPS-based technology to enable real-time taxi location and dispatch.

The company plans to launch its operations in Mumbai as a part of the Maharashtra Government's Fleet Taxi Service and subsequently in Delhi, Kolkata, Chandigarh , Hyderabad, Banglore, Chennai and Pune. This service will be initially launched with 150 taxis, gradually  increasing the fleet size to 1,000 by year end 10,000 cabs across major metros of the country in five years.

Commuters will have the opportunity to commute in a modern, air-conditioned taxi, backed by GPS-based dispatch technology. They will now be able to call up a taxi at a desired place of pick-up, with a 100

percent assurance of a tamper- proof meter and a printed receipt. Emergency security features are installed in the car for complete passenger safety.
Neeraj Gupta, Managing Director of V-Link Group says, "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.


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