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DRIVERS LINE UP with the cabs during the launch of `Radio Taxi' service in the Capital on Tuesday. Ramesh Sharma
DRIVERS LINE UP with the cabs during the launch of `Radio Taxi' service in the Capital on Tuesday. Ramesh Sharma

Our Bureau

New Delhi, Dec. 26

Carzonrent India, the sole licensee for Hertz International in India, today announced the launch of its radio taxi services for Delhi.

The fleet of 250 cars are fitted with GPRS technology, digital fare meters and thermal printers for issuing bill/receipt etc. The chauffeurs for Easycabs have been recruited after conducting four verifications (police, bank and two personal verifications).

The company plans to take Easycabs to Mumbai and has received a go ahead of providing up to 10,000 cars. Hyderabad and Chennai will also soon see 500 cars each, while tier-II cities like Pune and Jaipur will get 250 cabs each in the near future, said Mr Rajiv K. Vij, CEO, Carzonrent India.

On the lines of Yellow Cabs in New York, US and Comfort Cabs in Singapore, Easycabs will offer swipe machines for payments through credit cards. For this purpose Easycabs have tied up with ICICI Bank for use of the swipe cards. The company in the near future will also issue prepaid card to its regular users.

According to the plans for NCR, Easycabs will go commercial on January 1, 2007. The company plans to add 250 more cabs within three months and build a fleet of 5000 cabs before Commonwealth Games 2010.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated December 27, 2006)
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