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#16 Aug 8th, 2008, 11:33
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Thanks for posting the link Voodoochild. Always useful for comparing prices. Will post if I hear anything.
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Thumbs up ECabs.in - Mumbai-Pune Taxi Booking Service ...any experiences?

I usually travel to Pune from Mumbai to meet my parents. I used ecabs service to Pune 2 weeks ago and the service was very good indeed. It was difficult to believe a cab arriving on time for pickup and drop.Online booking is also available on http://www.ecabs.in. Overall the experience was nice. Best if travelling late night. Feel safe as they have GPS in their cabs. I will rate them one of the best car service I have used so far.
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Cool Cabs Rates

Is there a rule of thumb for a per hour charge with these?

Not generally travelling that far, but tend to keep the same car when travelling to appointments, shops etc for convenience. Never sure when I set out how far I'll be travelling or how long so difficult to agree a fare upfront that's fair on both parties.

I thought an hourly rate of about 150-200 was about right, any views?
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I paid Rs. 500 (400 + 100 tip) for an hours trip from Churchgate to Andheri. Did I get ripped off? Oh well, he was a good driver. We did use the meter. I remember paying a Rs. 650 trip from the domestic airport to Churchgate. I'm worrying over nothing right?
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Originally Posted by New-South-Welshman View Post I paid Rs. 500 (400 + 100 tip) for an hours trip from Churchgate to Andheri. Did I get ripped off? Oh well, he was a good driver. We did use the meter. I remember paying a Rs. 650 trip from the domestic airport to Churchgate. I'm worrying over nothing right?
You sure did get ripped off if you paid Rs400 for an hour's journey from Churchgate to Andheri in a regular taxi. The tip is not necessary and the fare is about Rs250 if you use the shortest possible route. Domestic airport to Churchgate is about Rs200. If you use the airconditioned Cool Cabs or the Meru Cabs or Gold Cabs the rates are about 25% extra and they even give you a printed receipt for the fare.

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Originally Posted by navinkurian2002 View Post Has anyone used the new MERU taxi service in mumbai ?

I have heard they have gps tracking and if the cab stops for an hour the office will call the cab and ask for an explanation on why the cab was stopped on route to the destination .

http://www.merucabs.com/meru_Advantage.asp

the cars had a 24 hours number 4422 4422
http://www.merucabs.com/taxi_tips.asp

http://mumbaimirror.com/net/mmpaper....1648453926b1dc
Ive used Meru when to get from Malad to Dadar station once. It was decent enough, too sleepy to have noticed the GPS if any and this was last month. I have heard only positive things about meru. Friends in mumbai use it often.i am ex mumbaiker.
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Smile Meru World Class Transportation

Yes I completely agree with you, the GPS system is cool. The company can track each and every Cab and where exactly it is located. I travel by Meru cabs very often,and I am proud of the fact that we finally have a world class means of convinient transportation in our city.
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Hmm. That link seems to be broken : ( Can you re-post? Thanks!!!
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I too will agree that meru is a really good service, only problem some foreigners may face is that if they don't have a local cell number, meru can be reluctant to make a booking as they don't accept international mobile numbers as a contact - and fair enough too, their drivers don't want to be spending a fortune when calling you etc. That said, if you are staying in a hotel, you can give them that landline number. But they are certainly more reliable than a lot of the local taxis who will often not even let a foreigner in the door without a prepaid overinflated price agreed upon - I've had so many taxiwallas flat out refuse me entry, or asked me to get out when I've insisted on the meter - especially on short journeys, and especially in South Mumbai .
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Today is my second day in Mumbai. To reach my office in Shivaji Park, Dadar, I wanted to take a taxi. I did not get one on the Rizvi College Bus stop on Carter Road and was suggested to travel to Bandra stn to get one. I did that and found a taxi stand after walking through a lane opposite to the station but every single taxi parked there refused to go even including Meru cabs and suggested me to take a running taxi. I was lucky enough to get one after waiting for 5 minutes. Can anyone tell me why I was refused by all the parked taxis?
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i am surprised you didn't get a taxi from rizvi to dadar. its because nowadays auto and taxi drivers want to travel further like churchgate, apparently the distance is directly proportional to the money they make per journey plus it is an attitude problem of many these days sadly.

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Originally Posted by AnanyaBinayak View Post Today is my second day in Mumbai. To reach my office in Shivaji Park, Dadar, I wanted to take a taxi. I did not get one on the Rizvi College Bus stop on Carter Road and was suggested to travel to Bandra stn to get one. I did that and found a taxi stand after walking through a lane opposite to the station but every single taxi parked there refused to go even including Meru cabs and suggested me to take a running taxi. I was lucky enough to get one after waiting for 5 minutes. Can anyone tell me why I was refused by all the parked taxis?
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Originally Posted by AnanyaBinayak View Post Today is my second day in Mumbai. To reach my office in Shivaji Park, Dadar, I wanted to take a taxi. I did not get one on the Rizvi College Bus stop on Carter Road and was suggested to travel to Bandra stn to get one. I did that and found a taxi stand after walking through a lane opposite to the station but every single taxi parked there refused to go even including Meru cabs and suggested me to take a running taxi. I was lucky enough to get one after waiting for 5 minutes. Can anyone tell me why I was refused by all the parked taxis?
For travelling long distances the best thing to do is to take a rickshaw from Shirley Rajan Rd (Rizvi Complex) to a close-by taxi stand. There are taxi stands near you all over Bandra/Khar, including at Pali Naka, Perry Cross Road/Turner Rd junction, Union Park, Mehboob Studios (best for taking the Sea Link), Bandra Talao SV Rd, Linking Road National College.

But do remember that all of the drivers would have queued for some hours in the mornings to get a decent fare to places in South Bombay. even after that, after deducting their costs, they hardly make any money. Some drivers even park overnight and sleep in the cabs to be first in line. Shivaji Park/Mahim/Dadar are too close for them to justify the long wait and queue. It is always very easy to get a cruising cab from Linking Road, Bandra, between KFC and National College or Shopper's Stop. Drivers who are cruising are generally happy to take passengers for shorter distances because they would have to wait a long time for their turn if they lined up in a taxi-rank.

hope that answers your question.

The two-day taxi strike has been resolved today. From NDTV - Taxi strike hits Mumbai again, govt okays new fares
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The government has reportedly agreed to hike cab fares from Rs 14 to Rs 16 for the first kilometre; for every subsequent kilometre, drivers will charge Rs 10 - that's one rupee more than the current rate. The new fares will apply from June 27. Unions of taxi drivers are expected to formally approve these rates tomorrow.
Rickshaw fares increased by 2 rupees yesterday.
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Updated Taxi/Auto Rickshaw Card Link

http://www.trafficpolicemumbai.org/T..._taxi_form.htm

I read through this thread and the link of interest to me, the taxi/autorickshaw tariff card was broken in an earlier post. I found an updated link (above) for those interested in downloading one prior to their trip.

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Always go for MERU CABS, their service is just awesome!!
They charge according to DISTANCE and NOT the Tym just as the Local TAXI WALA's do..

Come at 12 Midnight, or 2 Am morning, they are at ur service...

Call on: 44224422
Or Simply SMS to 57575
Or Book Online...

Available in 4 Cities,
Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Banglore

Details Visit:
http://www.merucabs.com/
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Originally Posted by mahakali View Post http://www.trafficpolicemumbai.org/T..._taxi_form.htm

I read through this thread and the link of interest to me, the taxi/autorickshaw tariff card was broken in an earlier post. I found an updated link (above) for those interested in downloading one prior to their trip.

kali
The taxi card is updated but the auto card is not yet updated. Hope it will be done soon.

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