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Indian railway body to start radio cab service

mumbai Updated: Jul 11, 2010 02:53 IST
Rajendra Aklekar
Rajendra Aklekar
Hindustan Times
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is now planning to have their own cab service.

The IRCTC will soon roll out plans to offer radio cab services in the city with its own call centre.

The cabs can be hired for a particular time period by train and air passengers with hi-end vehicles like Toyota, Honda, Skoda and Indica in service.

"The IRCTC will offer economy, standard and luxury cab services and there will be choice of air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned services," a senior IRCTC official said.

"Currently, we are in 11 cities, including Ahmedabad, Bangalore and New Delhi."

"Plans for Mumbai are in a preliminary stage and we are in the process of working out the modalities," he added.

He said there will be a centralised control room and passengers requiring cabs will have to dial the call centre. The call centre executive will then instruct the cab driver nearest to the location of the passenger to pick him up.

IRCTC has been looking at the tourism industry at a macro level and has also begun booking tickets for domestic flights.

"Trains do not go everywhere. There are sections and areas where train passengers have to look at other options to reach their desired destination after they complete their own journey," said the IRCTC official.

"This is what IRCTC is trying to fulfill, by giving our passengers the complete experience of picking him up from one place and taking him to his desired destination. If there's no train, IRCTC will offer cabs, planes and even book hotels," the official added.