The growing population in India is highly responsible for the increase in traffic problems. Due to which it has become difficult to travel on the Indian roads. Gone those days when people used to stand on their streets waiting for a taxi or rickshaw.
Now people have started using taxi booking apps for their traveling needs. In India, some taxi booking apps are earning millions in the cab booking market. Taxi booking apps have been becoming a boon for the megacities like Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Banglore, Pune, etc. due to their easy availability.
With the technological innovations in taxi booking app development, online taxi booking apps are making the lives easier for people. Users can easily book their cabs from anywhere by just making a few taps on their smartphones. An online taxi booking app comes with a real-time tracking feature that allows users to make accurate bookings instantly.
After reading about the growing popularity of taxi booking apps, you are definitely thinking of making a robust taxi booking app for your business. For making a robust app for your taxi booking business, you can hire best-dedicated developers or you can outsource your app development work to freelance developers. But before you start searching for app developers, you need to look at some popular taxi booking apps in the Indian taxi market.
Which are the top ten taxi booking apps in India?
Choosing the best taxi booking app development company can be a tough task for you as there are many app development companies in the market. You need to do a thorough research before coming up with your app. We provide you with the top 10 apps that will help you to understand the ride-hailing market in a better way :
Founded by Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati in 2010, Ola cabs is one of the most popular taxi booking apps in India. It is operating across all the major cities of India. Ola cabs is operational in 250+ cities across 4 countries which are India, New Zealand, Australia, and the UK. Currently, Ola has a workforce of 1.5 million (approx.) drivers.
Recently, Ola has acquired India’s leading public transportation app Ridlr. Also, it has invested in Bangalore based scooter sharing solution Vogo for exploring the new mobility markets. It has also set to enter into the insurance and food delivery segment.
Ola is a very user-friendly app, the users can easily sign up by entering their email address or mobile number. For booking a cab, the user has to turn on his GPS for entering or choosing his desired location. Also, he can choose his location by simply dropping a pin on the map.
Uber is the global leader in the taxi-booking industry. Uber was established in 2009 by Garret Camp in San Francisco, but it has started its India operations in the year 2013. Uber is giving tough competition to Ola in the Indian ride-hailing market.
Uber app is available both on Android and iOS platforms. Uber offers from small to luxurious cabs to its customers. Taxi fares in Uber differ according to the types of vehicles. Waiting charges and traffic conditions also affect the ride fares. Uber allows its users to pay their fares by using multiple payment methods like a Credit card, Debit card, Digital wallet, etc.
Dara Khosrowshahi has become the CEO of Uber in 2017. Uber has also entered the food delivery segment by establishing Uber Eats in 2014. It is also started its operations in the middle east markets by doing a merger with Careem.
- Meru cabs
Initially, Meru cabs have started its operations in 2000 under the name of ‘V-Link’. In the year 2007, it was renamed as ‘Meru cabs’. Its founder is Neeraj Gupta.
Currently, Meru covers more than 7000 destinations over a hundred cities. Meru offers hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs, and electric cars.
Meru has also partnered with a France based taxi company G7 for entering into the overseas market.
- Mega cabs
Mega cabs was launched in 2001. It provides its services in Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, and Amritsar. Mega cabs offer transparent prices to its customers. They are also planning to extend their operations in the other parts of India.
It has also started its outstation trips in more than a thousand cities. It is doing the one-way drop, round trip, and multi-city trips in every part of India. It has launched its online taxi booking app on both the Android and iOS platforms.
The most important thing about this taxi-booking company is that it is providing growth and business opportunities to its chauffeur. Also, it follows a zero cancellation charge policy for all its rides.
- Savaari car rental
Founded in 2006, Savaari car rental is an online taxi booking company that offers outstation services to its customers. It provides road trips to its customers at their convenience.
Savaari app is available on both Android and iOS platforms. Users can download it easily from their respective app stores and book their outstation ride by just entering their name and mobile number.
Currently, the company is operating across 98 Indian cities with a fleet of more than fifty thousand vehicles. It also offers airport taxis to the flight passenger who just landed at the airports and looking for a ride. It offers attractive ride packages to its customers to let them have a fantastic travel experience in their desired city.
- My taxi India
My taxi India is the largest chauffeur-driven taxi network in India. It is founded by the GHV accelerator and Nihon Kotsu, Japan.
It is operating across more than 290 cities with 1,10,000 plus taxis. Its portal allows its users to check their cab bookings in real-time.
Recently, NASSCOM has awarded it ‘Superstar Startup’. Also, it has won the Best Startup Pitch award at Rise conference in Hong Kong.
- CEO cabs
CEO cabs is a Mumbai based taxi booking and car rental service. It has started its business operations in 1997. It is one of the first companies that started offering taxi booking services via an online platform. Its motto is to provide efficient, reliable, and safe taxi services to its customers in Mumbai.
CEO cabs is a cab aggregator, it does not own any of its cabs. It has installed a GPS in every cab to ensure the safety of its customers. It offers its services in Mumbai, Nashik, and Pune.
CEO cabs offer outstation and local car rental services to its customers. Currently, it has started offering luxury sedan and SUV to the corporates. Also, it has started offering rental tour packages.
- One way cab
One way cab is founded by Vivek Kejriwal, Devang Sanghvi, and Pankaj Gandhi in 2013. It is an intercity AC taxi provider that provides its services at a nominal rate.
One way cab provides its services in more than 53 Indian cities across 539+ routes. It provides multi-city outstation cabs and hourly rental cabs where customers can book cabs on an hourly basis.
Customers just have to pay for a single time while you are traveling one-way. Multiple charges like Toll tax, GST, Interstate permit charges are also included in this one-way payment.
Users just need to install the One way cab app from the respective play store. Then they need to sign in by entering their mobile number or email address. Then they can start their journey by entering their pick up and destination details.
- Quick ride
Quick ride is a car-pooling and bike pooling business that was started by KNM Rao in the year 2015. It does not provide cab services to its customers instead it allows them to offer or to find rides for themselves. This is their methodology for cutting operational costs.
After installing the Quick Ride application, the user can invite anyone to join the ride or it can accept invitations from other passengers. After finishing the ride, the system installed in the application allows the user to collect payments by redeeming its points.
Quick ride has a larger user base of more than 4 million customers. It has done 35 million+ carpools until now. It has also prevented more than 90,000 tonnes of carbon.
- Gozo cabs
Gozo cabs is an intercity taxi service provider that entered the taxi booking market in 2015. It was founded by Deepesh Arora and Sanjay Kumar. It provides AC chauffeur driven cab services for airport drop and pick up. It also provides one way, round trip, and packaged rides to its customers.
It is providing its services in more than 200 cities in India. It has implemented an effective pricing model to offer convenient costs to various customers. It uses efficient technology to reduce unbilled miles for taxi operators.
It works with a large number of operators to provide quality services to its customers. Also, it has implemented various quality measures for offering punctual rides to its customers.
I hope that our list of top ten taxi booking apps has provided you with the necessary information to make a proper decision. If you are looking to develop a profitable white label taxi booking solution to boost your taxi business then you have to choose the best software company for your app development.
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Author: Mushahid Khatri is a Chief Executive Officer of Yelowsoft which is one of the leading on demand delivery solution. He believes in sharing his strong knowledge base with leaned concentration on entrepreneurship and business.