The Radio Cab Scheme launched by the Haryana transport department has got massive response, with 11 operators applying for permits to ply 815 cabs in Gurgaon, Faridabad and Panchkula.
State transport minister OP Jain said seven operators have applied for permits to ply 490 cabs of three categories — economy, luxury and super luxury — in Gurgaon.
In Faridabad, two operators have applied for permits to run 170 cabs under various categories, while two in Panchkula have applied for 155 cabs.
Jain said the department would issue offer letters to eligible applicants after scrutinising their forms. The cabs will provide seamless connectivity in the National Capital Region. Jain said these were expected to be available to the public in the next two months or so.
The cabs will have GPS or GPRS-based tracking system for the safety of passengers. These would be fitted with electronic fare meters, which would ensure that passengers were not overcharged by operators.