Earlier, getting a cab or taxi used to be a tedious task. You need to go on the roads and wave your hands to stop a taxi. But today, things have changed a lot with the emergence of advanced on-demand taxi booking apps.
These apps have made lives easier for the customers by allowing them to get a cab easily. Now, the customers do not have to wait longer to get a ride as they can easily get a taxi on their doorsteps with an on-demand taxi booking app.
Within a short span of years, taxi booking apps have become essential for Indian customers too. In the metros like Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, etc. people prefer to commute via taxi due to heavy traffic.
With the innovation of on-demand app development, taxi startups have started making on-demand taxi booking apps for their customers. Furthermore, customers happily welcomed these apps as they can provide them with great convenience and safety.
So if you are also looking to start an on-demand taxi business, then making 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.
Before you start looking for the best mobile app developers for ride-hailing app development, you need to look at some successful taxi booking apps in the Indian taxi market.
Top 10 Indian taxi booking apps that are earning millions!
Choosing the best taxi app development company is definitely not an easy task, you need to do in-depth market research for it. Here we are providing you with the ten best Indian taxi companies that you need to look at before you start with your taxi app development:
- Ola Cabs
Ola Cabs is one of the most popular ride-hailing apps in India. It was started by Ankit Bhati and Bhavish Agrawal in 2010 in Bangalore. Currently, Ola offers its services in more than 100 Indian cities which includes Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, etc. It has more than 6,00,000 drivers which are the highest in India.
To book a cab from Ola, you just need to download its app on your smartphone. You have to register your app with your email and mobile number. Then you need to choose the pick and drop location. After this, the app sends the request to the nearby ride for confirmation.
Ola Cabs had decided to expand its operation with the acquisition of India’s largest transportation app Ridlr. Also, it invested in Bangalore based scooter sharing solution Vogo for exploring new mobility markets. Ola is also planning to enter into the food delivery and insurance segment.
Uber is considered the global leader in the ride-hailing markets. It was founded in San Francisco by Garret Camp. Uber started its Indian business operations in 2013. Uber has its Indian headquarters in Mumbai. It offers its services in Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, etc.
Currently, Uber is the key competitor of Ola in India. Users can book cabs with a mobile app and website. Moreover, Uber is available for both iOS and Android platforms.
Furthermore, Uber calculates taxi fare as per the type of vehicle selected by the customer. For it, Uber considers multiple factors such as traffic, distance, waiting charges, etc. It allows the customers to pay with the payment methods as per their convenience. Along with the taxi service, Uber had also entered the food delivery segment with UberEats.
- Meru Cabs
Meru Cabs is a Mumbai based taxi service which was started in 2007. It mainly provides its services in Mumbai and Delhi. Meru Cabs provide its services to the customers via call. It also offers individual users and includes easy navigation, real-time route tracking, and ride history.
Meru Cabs is a prominent taxi booking app in Mumbai before the arrival of Ola and Uber. The product portfolio of Meru Cabs includes Sedan, Hatchback and SUV. Apart from this, Meru also tied up with France based taxi app ‘Taxis G7’ to enter into the global taxi markets.
- Savaari Car Rentals
Savaari Car Rentals is an Indian car rental company that provides both local and intercity cab rental services. It was founded in 2006 with a motto of booking quality taxi services at affordable prices in more than 70 major cities in India.
Savaari launched its taxi booking app in India for both the Android and iOS platforms. With this app, customers can instantly book their ride by entering their location or by adjusting the pin on the map. Furthermore, Savaari is also planning to expand its operations into other Indian cities too.
- My Taxi India
My Taxi India is one of the best auto rental apps in India. It provides rental services for outstation, nearby and occasional visits. My Taxi was founded by Nihon Kotsu, Japan and the GHV accelerator. Within a few years, My Taxi India has got ISO 9001:2008 certification.
Currently, My Taxi India is having more than 4000 cabs operating around 102 communities. Unlike other online rental businesses, My Taxi India has a partner plan where it works with onboard taxi Admins across the nation.
Recently, NASSCOM gave it the ‘Superstar Startup’ award. Also, it had won the Best Startup Pitch award at the Rise conference in Hong Kong.
- Mega Cabs
Mega Cabs is an Indian radio cab service that has the largest taxi network in the prime cities of India. It is the first taxi service provider who had introduced computerised GPS based taxi dispatch systems.
Mega Cabs offers well managed, air-conditioned, and comfortable cars with polite and efficient drivers. It provides its taxi booking services in Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Bangalore, Amritsar and Ludhiana. Apart from this, Mega Cabs had also partnered with Airports for the cab services.
Along with this, Mega Cabs had entered into taxi app development with its Android and iOS mobile apps. This app will help the customers to book cabs in just a few clicks.
Carzonrent is a New Delhi based prominent taxi booking service provider. It was established in 2000. Carzonrent provides both long term and short term taxi services in the major Indian cities.
Earlier, Carzonrent provided call based taxi booking services but later it has launched a mobile application for both iOS and Android platforms. It has also tied up with IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) in 2015 to provide seamless taxi services to railway passengers under the name of ‘Easycabs’.
Carzonrent is rated as the best taxi booking app in India. It is now looking to expand its services across the nation to compete with Ola and Uber.
- NTL Taxi
NTL Taxi is an Indian taxi service provider which is a subsidiary of New Travel Lines (India) Pvt. Ltd. It was established in 1999. NTL Taxi provides its services in eleven cities of South India which consists of Chennai, Madurai, Trichy, Coimbatore, Thrissur, etc.
The main motto of NTL Taxi is to provide a comfortable ride experience to the customers. The remarkable thing about NTL Taxi is that a majority of its drivers know English. So it becomes easier for the customers to communicate even if they don’t know the local business.
Currently, NTL Taxi is planning to extend its operations in New Delhi and Bangalore.
- Fast Track Taxi
Started in 2001, Fast Track Taxi is a popular taxi booking service in Chennai. It successfully operates in more than 10 cities. Currently, FastTrack provides its services in cities like Madurai, Tirunelveli, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Vellore, etc.
Moreover, Fasttrack has also launched its mobile app for both platforms. This app helps the customers to book the ride at their convenience. Also, Fast Track Taxi’s app supports multiple payment methods to provide an easier payment experience to the customers.
Currently, Fast Track Taxi has more than 3000 registered drivers and it operates on more than 9000 routes.
- Spice Cabs
Spice Cabs was established in 2009 at NCR, New Delhi. Spice Cabs provides its services in the North Indian cities such as Chandigarh, Shimla, Rohtak, Jaipur, Dehradun, Nainital, Haridwar, etc.
Apart from this, Spice Cabs hire drivers who have no past police records as it believes in the 3S principle – Safety, Security and Smile.
The day by day increasing usage of the taxi app in Indian markets indicates that the ride-hailing app gives flexibility and power in the customer’s hands by making taxi booking faster and easier.
So in this blog, we have discussed with you the top 10 Indian taxi brands to give you a detailed idea of the taxi booking app business model. Here we have attempted to cover all the top taxi brands in India.
But still, if you feel that we have missed out on some names then feel free to share them with us. Thanks for reading this blog. Keep reading this space for more such innovative insights.
Author Mushahid Khatri is a Chief Executive Officer of Yelowsoft which is one of the leading Ride hailing software. He believes in sharing his strong knowledge base with leaned concentration on entrepreneurship and business.