Don’t have a car to travel to your office? Autos charging high prices from you? Would you like to travel in luxury? Then we have got an amazing solution for you and it is quite simple. Get a cab which is reliable and helps you to reach your destination on time.
There has been a huge boost to the taxi services in India after the introduction of application based taxis. With an economical price and a really cheap service, it has become really easy for a person to travel from one place to another without having to deal with the money asked by the auto services. You can even share the cab with other people to share the money. It is quite an easy saving and will cost you less than it usually does.
If you are residing out of India and traveling to the country or just a local native who is looking for some best cab options to save money and for getting good services; this article is for you.
Best Taxi booking apps for Android and iPhone (iOS) users in India
Uber is an international company which started its operations in India and is known as the cheapest cab service available in the market with really low rates as well as quite a large amount of services provided by them to the riders.
The cities which it operates in are Mumbai, Jaipur, New Delhi, Bangalore, Ajmer, Ahmedabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Vadodara, Visakhapatnam, Pune, Surat, Mysore, Nagpur, Nashik, Kochi, Kolkata, Mangalore, Jodhpur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, and Chennai.
It has applications for both Android as well as iOS devices. The working of uber is that after detecting your location of gps, it starts showing you the drivers present in that area and then you can choose by seeing the rating which deriver you would like to choose or enter a destination first and then check the time of the trip and then fare before hiring the driver.
You will also get the information of car and driver and a phone number to contact them. They have a dedicated customer care which handles complaints anytime by mail or phone number present on application or website.
The major drawback of this service is that no option for advance booking is present in India and you have to take a cab at that point only but if you have a planned event or something then you can consider other options because if Uber is not available you might get in a bit of a situation.
App Price: Free
Platform: Android and iPhone
OLA Cabs Service
Ola is one of India’s largest taxi Booking apps or services provides you intercity riding service and is a really good service in India.
The cities in which Ola is operated are Mumbai, Jaipur, New Delhi, Bangalore, Ajmer, Ahmedabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Vadodara, Visakhapatnam, Pune, Surat, Mysore, Nagpur, Nashik, Kochi, Kolkata, Mangalore, Jodhpur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Coimbatore and Chennai.
The services of Ola are available in other cities too but you have to check your application because the number of cars and drivers are much less but the cities mentioned above has a really decent service of ola cabs.
Ola cabs have a dedicated android as well as iOS application to book cabs but unlike uber can be booked online from your laptop or PC by opening the website.
In OLA cabs the best part is that pre-booking of cabs is allowed on the time which you can decide with the date. This makes it much friendlier for the users as it can be planned well in advance. Getting a cab within an hour needs to be done only on the application as the website only support pre-booking service.
OLA cabs are just middlemen and they have a dedicated support and any complaint to the driver is acted upon as the problems are heard with serious concern. It has the same booking system as UBER. The drivers are dressed and well educated and there is no problem in communicating with them as they help you a lot.
But the major drawback of using OLA is that due to no conduct code for drivers unlike UBER which has a set of rules, so you might get some pretty rude drivers and sometimes not so helpful people which will make your journey a really big problem.
So in terms of customer satisfaction, they are no match with UBER service.
Platform: Android, Windows, and iPhone (iOS)
The cities in which the Meru service operates is Mumbai, Jaipur, New Delhi, Bangalore, Ajmer, Ahmedabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Vadodara, Visakhapatnam, Pune, Surat, Mysore, Nagpur, Nashik, Kochi, Kolkata, Mangalore, Jodhpur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Coimbatore and Chennai.
Meru Cabs have a really great service and has been the oldest service present in the business for years. Their drivers are well mannered and the ride is completely safe for women too but the bigger problem is that their cabs get cancelled last moment which increases the delays as well as the quality of service also decreases. They also sometimes get drivers which are rude but the payment system is clear. You are charged, what is displayed but they sometimes take long routes to the destination to increase their charges in an indirect way.
App Price: Free
Carzonrent is a much better service and has launched its mobile booking application solving a lot of problems. You can go to their website to book a cab or directly book it through a mobile application. The dashboard for the user is really nice and they provide you to edit personal information, set your favorite destinations where you can directly reserve and also the service by which you can view the previous reservations you had done through the application which is really nice and makes it transparent than other companies in the market today.
App Price: Free
Just Cab-It Taxi Booking India
Just Cab it is a much bigger service and features taxis from various providers like Meru Cabs, Uber, OLA, Mega Cabs, Easy cabs etc. and it is a radio taxi and you can get it in 10 seconds only from the minute you press the button. The best part is there is always a cab available to serve you because so many companies are there so it becomes quite easy for you to get cabs from this platform and the policies are followed of the company they belong to. Economy Taxi, Economy plus Taxi, Regular radio Taxi and Premium/SUV Taxi these are the types of cabs which can be booked by the application. Currently, this application only serves the purpose of the Delhi-NCR region and can be used there.
App: Android only
Although Savaari.com is sixth on our list after many other taxi providers, it has a really good service. Savaari within the city has rates fixed for locations. For 98 hours’ time, I paid Rs 1500 once and I had the opportunity to travel unlimited kilometers.
Trips between two cities are also offered by Savaari. Once you have booked a cab then you can travel unlimited and there are no issues present. In Mumbai rate starts from Rs 1450/-. The rate is quite low and tourists can use it too.
Drivers are punctual and the cars are new. There are no waiting charges and toll charges and you can travel unlimited once you have booked the cab which is an advantage for you as this makes it unique.
You can book cabs online or by calling on their number. They have a really great user interface.
Payment can be done electronically. Ask the driver to create an electronic receipt.
Mobile app: Android only
Again Mega Cabs is a radio taxi like Meru Cabs and they are bit expensive.
Fare charges differ from city to city. In Delhi, it is about Rs 23 per km. For night charges are 25% extra.
Cabs are good but they charge you Rs 30/- for waiting. And the cab is not that safe for women.
You can book the cab by calling on their helpline number or downloading their mobile app. You can also visit the website.
You can pay through credit card or cash.
Few other known cab services
Wings Radio Cabs
I have never used Wings Radio Cabs but still, I could give you basic information.
The fare is mentioned and is quite high compared to other cab services Rs 20/Km for the day and Rs 30/Km for a night. Waiting charges are Rs 1 per min for day and night both. Moreover, you also have to pay 5% service tax.
As I have never used it so cannot comment on the service.
You can book online or call their helpline number. However, there is no dedicated mobile application for this service.
Pay through cash only and no card options.
I haven’t used this cab service too. Good for bulk and corporate bookings.
For 4 hours and 40 km, they could charge you Rs 700, waiting charges are Rs 100 extra.
Service of Cel Cabs
As I have never used it so cannot comment on the service.
Online or through phone and no apps are available.
By only using cash because of no support of apps.
Once I used tab cab and experience was OK but the fare was too high. Tab Cab service is good for corporate or bulk bookings not for individuals.
The charges are For first km Rs 27 and after that Rs 20. For a night it is Rs 33.75. The waiting charges are just ripping off and it is around Rs 2 for one minute.
Service is mediocre.
You can book the cab online or call on their helpline number or download their mobile app.
The only payment option is through cash. No credit or debit card. Moreover, you also have to pay 5% service tax.
I hope this small list of best available Taxi or Cab booking apps & services will help you somehow while traveling in India, securely and affordably.
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