Press Releases : V-Link taxis hit Mumbai roads

V-Link taxis hit Mumbai roads
May 20, 2007 4:53 PM

Wireless networked Maruti Esteems will soon join Mumbai's yellow and black taxi population of Fiats.

V-Link, a fleet management company offering car rental services to corporate clients, has hit the road with 150 Esteems and intends pushing the number to at least 1,000 by the year-end.

The company currently manages a fleet of over 1,000 vehicles and plans to touch other metros with over 10,000 cars in the next three years.

V-Link has satisfied the criteria laid down by the Maharashtra Government and is one of the players selected as an operator of radio taxis in Mumbai," said Mr Neeraj Gupta, Managing Director of V-Link.

Mr Anjan Deb, Chief Operating Officer, said their better trained chauffeurs would improve driving conditions on Mumbai roads.

Value added services such as 'dial-a-cab', 'sms-a-cab', advance phone and online booking will be offered shortly by the company. The air conditioned taxis, run on compressed natural gas, are fitted with tamper-proof digital meters and offer printed receipts for payments. The fare structure will be Rs15 for the first km and Rs13 for every additional km.