Re: Chauffeur-driven Car Rentals : Savaari.com
Originally Posted by cs_rajesh
My Brother in laws often come to India, land at Bangalore airport and take a taxi to our home town, which is ~ 450-500 km away. The cost for one way on Savaari.com is almost 1.5 - 1.8 times the cost of what they engaged with a private taxi owner.
Savaari.com becoming an official service provider or integrator is taking advantage of demand and pricing exhorbitantly, IMHO.
I would not say they are exorbitant. But bit pricier than hiring a cab directly.
For example - Old Innova in Bangalore costs Rs.15/km with a cap of 300 kms/day + Rs.500 Driver baata/day. One day minimum cost would be Rs.5000 . Ofcourse, no GST and all cash dealing with the driver.
Same car on Saavari costs Rs17.5/km with a cap of 300 kms/day. Driver Baata is included in per km fare. GST at 5% is also included. This pushes up the fare. Not to mention the aggregator will take some cut and the Driver may get Rs 13 to 14 per km. This is for round trip. For one way trip, even the local taxi wallas will charge for the empty return trip as well.
My only grouse with Saavari is I do not get to know the condition of the car until it comes. There have been instances in family where the car was in bad condition and unhygenic interiors. Once the car arrives, there is almost no option of contacting Saavari and asking for a replacement. Whereas, with the traditional model, I know the driver and the condition of car I will be getting to a greater extent.