Passengers arriving at the domestic terminal of Mumbai airport have a reason to cheer. Another radio cab service, Easy Cabs, has started service from the airport.
Easy Cabs have started services by starting 25 cabs from the domestic terminal from November 15. Meru cabs and Megacabs already operate around 50-odd taxis from the airport. An official from Easy Cabs said: “We have started services from the airport from November 15 and would also start similar service from the international in next one month.”
Easy cabs are also tying up with airline operators in order to provide incentives to passengers. They are looking at striking a deal with the companies so that an Easy cab can be called as soon as one lands. There wouldn't be any increase in fares for passengers.
They are, however, planning to induct drivers running black and yellow taxis, and other commercial vehicles. “We are planning to running 1,000 cabs by March 2011 and so we are looking at drivers who have a permit and have experience running cabs in Mumbai,” said Vikas Marwah, chief operating officer, Easy Cabs
There is already a dearth of drivers running the traditional black and yellow taxis. Their fleet has gone down to 36,000 from 54,000 in the past few years. Presently, there are around 2,300-odd radio cabs running in the city.