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Old 17th June 2008, 11:13   #61
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This cab concept has been in Chandigarh for a while now, they run Tata Indigo marina's which are very comfortable, I guess the same concept has now caught on Mumbai, which we had something similar in Kolkata.
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Old 17th June 2008, 11:33   #62
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How safe is Meru cabs?

I mean what are the chances of a driver stopping late at night and mugging you?
The critical aspect here is booking it through the central control. That way there is a record of the cab assigned to you, the name of the driver and the car number. Also the car can be tracked if its going way off the destination route. A Meru driver once told me that if they are tracked at locations not likely to be covered during the route travel they are called by the control centre for an explanation.

I'd always recommend booking through the control centre especially at night or when ladies are using the cab

In summary the incidence of crime would go down radically if the parties involved are recorded. Its anonymity that provides cover for most crimes

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LOL there are 3 taj hotels pretty close by and the worst part is their names have been changed at least 2 times from the time taj took over. Now which is Taj deccan? the one right beside Taj krishna right. (the old holiday INN)
Yup, all 3 5* hotels are within a vicinity of 0.5km and yes, holiday inn krishna is renamed as Taj Deccan.
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Considering that they are backed by Reliance, I'd say Meru would be safer than regular cabs by a mile.

This is news to me, MERU being backed by Reliance. Which one of the two brothers own it ?
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Meru is quite good service for the price at which it comes and the limitations it faces (in Mumbai). I was using it continuously for over a month when I moved to Mumbai. The drivers are courteous and safe, albeit they are generally 5-15 minutes late (but thats agreeable considering Mumbai traffic). That why my company also prefers Meru to Gold cabs.

Only on 2 occasions out of ~50 I faced problems with drivers (rude language, forcefully taking the change as tip etc). I reported these 2 incidents to Meru. The complaints were promptly attended to, drivers were reprimanded and given warnings.

Believe it or not, I was given a daily update of the resolution, by a dedicated Relationship Manager. She in fact followed up 1 week after the complaint was closed to check if I was satisfied or whether I would need to escalate the complaint. I was impressed, considering the poor customer service we get from other industries (especially banking).

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This is news to me, MERU being backed by Reliance. Which one of the two brothers own it ?
I dont think Meru is backed by Reliance. It is funded by a PE fund (India Value Fund Advisors) and there is no mention of either MA or AA on the website either.
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The tariff is Rs.50 for the first three km., and Rs. 16 for each km. from the fourth km. onwards;
not Rs. 50 for the first km. and Rs. 16 for each km from the second km. onwards.
Thanks for the correction.

Well, I had a nice experience with Radio Cab, I used Enquiry on their website asking for the details of rates/availability and within an hour I got a call from call center and asked if I want to book it. Few hours before starting time, call center called me up and set up a conference with cab driver to explain him address and also gave his mobile number.

Cab came on time and charged only for km traveled from home to the destination without any arguments. Cab was a LPG Wagan R with AC. Driver also told me that cab can also be book for particular time slots like 4/6 Hrs.
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Noticed that MERU are switching to Indigo Marina's
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Noticed that MERU are switching to Indigo Marina's
I noticed one yesterday, and was impressed. A very good choice i felt.
I believe the Marina also has a better rear seat over the Indigo. I remember someone mention that a while ago.
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sabka baap is here in dilli:
Quick Cabs: Quality taxi service in New Delhi, Delhi, India. radiotaxis, cabs, india, travel

some teething troubles initially and tough to get. Unpseud website. But CHEAP:
Rs 7.5/km - they'll put the regular indicas out of business. They run Xeta CNGs and are decent!
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Question Meru and Easy cabs can’t go inside the City Railway station Bangalore!

Today morning I called up Meru cab for travelling from Bommanahalli to City Railway station, Bangalore and I got the replay as “Sir we are not allowed inside the railway station, we can drop you till the entrance or within 100mtrs of the entrance”. Then I called up Easy Cabs and got almost the same replay. I want to go in the afternoon today. But now My confusion is, whether this is applicable only to these private taxies or all kind of taxies. But I have travelled several times on local taxies to the same Railway station. Can someone answer my queries please?.

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This is news to me, MERU being backed by Reliance. Which one of the two brothers own it ?
Sorry, just saw this. Nope, they aren't owned by the Reliance group. I was misinformed.

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Today morning I called up Meru cab for travelling from Bommanahalli to City Railway station, Bangalore and I got the replay as “Sir we are not allowed inside the railway station, we can drop you till the entrance or within 100mtrs of the entrance”. Then I called up Easy Cabs and got almost the same replay. I want to go in the afternoon today. But now My confusion is, whether this is applicable only to these private taxies or all kind of taxies. But I have travelled several times on local taxies to the same Railway station. Can someone answer my queries please?.
Just a guess : It could be due to the monopoly of the local taxi guys. Meru cabs aren't allowed to park right outside the Mumbai domestic airport departures. That space is exclusively reserved for the black & yellows.
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Today morning I called up Meru cab for travelling from Bommanahalli to City Railway station, Bangalore and I got the replay as “Sir we are not allowed inside the railway station, we can drop you till the entrance or within 100mtrs of the entrance”. Then I called up Easy Cabs and got almost the same replay. I want to go in the afternoon today. But now My confusion is, whether this is applicable only to these private taxies or all kind of taxies. But I have travelled several times on local taxies to the same Railway station. Can someone answer my queries please?.
There is an association called 'Bangalore Airport & Railway taxi drivers union' or something similar to that. I guess these guys have/had a monopoly over the city Railway station and the old HAL airport in Bangalore. After the HAL airport was shut down, they have totally shifted base to the railway station and are preventing newer operators to operate from there.
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Today morning I called up Meru cab for travelling from Bommanahalli to City Railway station, Bangalore and I got the replay as “Sir we are not allowed inside the railway station, we can drop you till the entrance or within 100mtrs of the entrance”. Then I called up Easy Cabs and got almost the same replay. I want to go in the afternoon today. But now My confusion is, whether this is applicable only to these private taxies or all kind of taxies. But I have travelled several times on local taxies to the same Railway station. Can someone answer my queries please?.
I have used the Meru cab service on umpteen ocassions and they have been very prompt and the service has been very good. But I have had them pick up my parents from the City Railway station and there has been no problems of this sort. Guess this only happens when they go to drop?
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Thats what they told me too. But he dropped me at the entrance of the station, where private cars and cabs drop passengers. So don't worry. I think its just like disclaimer they give.
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Yes, I had the same problem while booking a cab for train station drop off. It was scary to walk 100 meters with luggage and I backed off. It is more to do with unions and disclaimer to protect their a**es in case of problems.

My experience with Meru was also pleasant so far but all those are for airport drops. Dont know about others.

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