Ecommerce has started evolving a great deal in India. With the likes of Meru Cabs, Easy Cabs, Ola Cabs and taxiforsure, life has but become very easy. Indian cities are crowded, driving through the traffic definitely takes a toll on you while you are commuting back and forth within the city limits.
Here is a review of few popular Cab booking services in India.
Meru Cabs : Merucabs was early mover into the pack, and probably one of the first cab booking service provider in India, they manage their own fleet of Cars and for traveling within City limits , you can’t find a better service provider. Their fleet seems to be constantly managed and the condition of their vehicles is generally good. You have the option of paying through Cash and Debit/Credit Cards. Booking is done through online portal or through customer care through phone.
Recently Merucabs released its mobile app for both iOS and Android platforms that would come handy in the ever growing competition.
Ola Cabs: Ola Cabs services in my opinion is revolutionary, their backend technology platform is very strong and relies on analytics. You can book a car at a short notice of 0-60 mins .. I have found that the Cab driver reaches mostly ahead of the schedule. They are probably leveraging on the GPS technology coupled with business analytic to provide a cab driver who is nearest to your location. The whole process makes it the quickest service. The fares are also quite cheap. You can argue that sometime they come even cheaper then Auto drivers. Booking is generally done on online portal/mobile apps. You also have the option to call up customer care to book a cab but generally this takes a longer time to complete a booking due to long queue.
TaxiforSure: Taxiforsure is a next generation Cab booking platform following a model similar to Ola Cabs. Their technology platform is good but still in an evolving stage and they seem to be little behind Ola Cabs at te moment. Many a times when I tried to book Cabs through Taxi4Sure , I got a message that no cabs are available. This may be an individual outcome.