20 June, 2014

Cab services in Hyderabad

(Updated on Aug 4th to add genie cabs)

There are hell number of cab services available in Hyderabad, but i was surprised when i couldn't get any cab at 3PM on one working day, when i tried just before one hour. All cabs might be busy serving clients in this sunny weather or i might not have tried proper service which can provide cab in less time. However, thought of sharing my experience on different cabs available in Hyderabad and the ones that i tried recently. Probably this feedback might be helpful to someone while choosing a cab next time!

Genie Cabs: One of the new cab services from Meru removing all minus points of meru. This has become my most preferred budget cab these days :) Excellent service and cost effective. It's better to book online, as process for booking is quick and wont take more than one minute. Their call center is busy most of the times, this is also one of the reasons i prefer to book online always.
Contact no. 040 33993399
Min charge. Rs.200/- for 10kms

Cel Cabs : This is the second most preferred cab for me. Drivers are polite, don't drive rash, are punctual and most reliable. It is also cost effective service with quality.
Contact no. 040 23242526
Min charge . Rs.225/- for 10kms

Dot Cabs: This is the next reliable cab for me. Only problem with this is that they have 1 hour package for Rs.250/- (for 15kms), but we are not supposed to stop in the middle/ or pick someone on the way. Else, the package fare will change to Rs.300/- Since i have to pick my kid most of the times, i can't chose this option often. It's good for point -to - point drop within city.
Contact no. 040 24242424
Min charge. Rs.250/- for 15kms

Easy cabs: My third choice. Usually, punctual but not at all reliable. Might not be very expensive. Sometimes, after confirmation and sending cab details, they will cancel in last minute(just 10 mins before pickup time citing the reason of non-availability of cab).
Contact no. 040 43434343

Meru cabs: It has all attractive options like GPRS tracking, security, mobile app, online booking facility etc., except reliability. They collect service charge for booking on phone. No service charge for online booking. There is high possibility of cancelling the cab due to non-availability in the last minute even after getting confirmation from them. 
Contact no. 040 44224422

Green cabs: One of the most economical cab service earlier, but not reliable one. Cab might not reach at right time, there is no guarantee that AC works in the cab. 

Orange cabs: Once, when i called for a cab to their call center, IVR told me to wait for 15 mins to talk to customer care executive as all are busy. Iam not sure why this service is that popular to have that high waiting time, but it can never be in my preferred list, due to waiting.

There are many new cabs like sky cabs, uber cabs etc., never tried them. Sky cabs seemed to be expensive than others. Airport dropping or pickup is completely a different category, as each cab has different packages for these. Most of the cabs charge Rs.150/- as cancellation charge in case, we are not able to cancel the cab before 1 hour of pickup.

I hope, this information will be useful to someone who often travel by cab.

Until next time,

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