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100 radio cabs to hit city roads by month-end

india Updated: Jul 04, 2011 00:52 IST
HT Correspondent

City residents will soon be able to travel in comfort as nearly 100 GPRS-fitted radio cabs are all set to hit the roads by the end of this month.

The Haryana transport department has issued a letter of intent (LoI) to seven operators for running a total of 490 cabs in Gurgaon.

Principal secretary (transport) Keshni Anand Arora said the operators were given four months' time to make capital investment and purchase the fleet of cabs.

Ankit Raghav of Super Cabs, who has received a LoI from the department, said his firm would roll out about 100 cabs in July.

The new Radio Cab Scheme launched by the transport department had got massive response with 11 operators applying for grant of permits to ply 815 cabs in Gurgaon, Faridabad and Panchkula in May. Seven operators had submitted applications to ply 490 cabs of economy, luxury and super luxury categories in Gurgaon.

In Faridabad, applications from two operators have been received for 170 cabs of different categories and two operators have applied for permits to ply 155 cabs in Panchkula.

The cabs would operate within 50-kilometre distance of these towns and would provide seamless connectivity in the National Capital Region.

The cabs would have a GPS or GPRS-based vehicle tracking system to ensure the safety of passengers.