V-Link Taxis bags Excellence Award
September 5, 2007 5:48 PM
The Institute of Economic Studies (IES) has conferred the Udyog Rattan Award to Neeraj Gupta, Managing Director of V-Link Taxis and has given V-Link Taxis Pvt. Ltd. an Excellence Award in recognition of the high quality of transport services provided by the company. The award ceremony was held at the Indian Habitat Centre in New Delhi on 4th September 2007.
V-Link, a leading fleet management company, recently launched 'Meru', a world-class metered call taxi service in Mumbai in association with India Value Fund, a premier Private Equity fund. V-Link will expand its services to Delhi in the near future and eventually, aims to manage a fleet of at least 10,000 cabs across major metros of the country in the next 3 to 5 years.
Present at the awards ceremony, Gupta said, "It is a great honour to receive this award from the IES. V-Link has aimed to provide a consistently high standard of transportation solutions in all our enterprises, both fleet management and the Meru taxi service. This award is a validation for all our endeavours and we are grateful for this recognition."
The Institute of Economic Studies (IES), established in 1980 by a group of economists, parliamentarians and industrialists, conducted a seminar on Economic Development to study and discuss problems concerning various aspects of the economy and economic development in India at which the Awards were conferred on V-Link and Neeraj Gupta.
Since the launch of the service in April 2007, Meru has expanded its fleet to over 150 taxis and is executing over 400 bookings per day in Mumbai. Meru uses high-end GPS and GPRS technology in Maruti Esteem vehicles to ensure that passengers receive a timely response. Meru currently provides customers with services like- "Dial-a-Meru" and "Meru-on-the-Net", an umbrella and first-aid kit service for the monsoons and gives customers a printed receipt of the fare. A panic button and tamper proof electronic meter are also installed in the taxi.