People of Kochi now have got another option of travel with the launch of TAXIO, a 24-hour radio taxi service. This service has been launched by Kriserve in Kerala. Before launching the service in a proper manner, Kriserve operated an organised group of 30 GPRS-enabled cabs for 15 days on trial basis. By dialing 4440444 anyone can book a cab who wants to pick or through online service also cab can be booked, this online service soon will be officially launched.
In other Metro cities of India this service is widely used at the said call centre supervisor of TAXIO Kiran Nair. For this service only Rs.90 will be charged for first three Kilometres and Rs.15 for additional further Kilometres. Public has given stunning and overwhelming response to this service. The trial run has been very successful and now the company has been planing to add 20 more cabs to their group to increase their operations. They are even planning to expand their services to different districts also. They have said in the next phase, They will extend their service to Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram for the convenience of the people. Currently you can book the cab only for the city services and you will be charged zero for return.
At present People can use the service to reach Kochi International Airport Ltd (Cial) and the service will conect Fort Kochi, Panampilly Nagar, Kakkanad, Aroor, Tripunithura and other adjoining areas of kochi especially tourist places. This cab service has many other features also for the concern of the passengers, it includes customer care service, GPS live navigation and emergency alert switch. The service will provide a reference number for the safety of passengers at the time of booking to the passengers. With this reference numer , relatives or family members can watch live movement of the cab and the passenger by merely entering the reference at the website of the service provider. Moreover, There are 10 women drivers also company has appointed in the taxi service especially for the women passengers and in case of unfortunate event of accident if car collapsed, another cab can be called at the spot with in few minutes by simply pressing the emergency button. This service has made the travel more easy and safe for the tourists as well as for the locals. At anytime when you need a taxi you merely call at 4440444 and you can find cab parked in front of you gate within a minute.
On asking a localite about this service he remarked,” This servise has made their travel more comfortable, I have used this service once at night when I was not getting any auto rickshaw for the airport, I called the cab and reached airport that also very comfortably and at very cheap rate”.