Update: Ola Micro @ Rs.6 per km is now the cheapest AC radio cab in Mumbai.
Radio taxis have changed the way Mumbai travels. Although Mumbai always had a robust public transport system with local trains, buses, autos and kaali peeli cabs, radio cabs have added to the comfort, convenience and safety.
Currently, there are many options for cheap radio cabs in Mumbai. Most of these can be booked through mobile apps. Some of them also offer the option of booking through the website or a phone call.
Common features of all radio cabs:
- Air conditioned hatchbacks, sedans and/or SUVs
- Trackable on GPS
- Tamper-proof electronic meters
- Receipts emailed after completion of the journey
- Free referral rides
Here is a list of the companies that provide low fare AC cab services in Mumbai:
Uber has 4 types of cabs available in Mumbai. UberGO is the cheapest option at Rs. 8 per km and Rs. 1 per minute of travel.
Toll fares like those of Bandra-Worli sealink, etc. are paid by the drivers and are added to your invoice after completion of the journey.
Uber also gives the option of Split Fare. If all the travelers opt in, the total cost is split equally between all the travelers in journey and is deducted from each person’s account. Rs. 5 per person is charged extra for this service.
Uber can be booked only for an immediate ride. They don’t offer advance booking.
The cheapest Ola option is Ola
TaxiForSure or TFS Ola Micro.
Ola Kaali Peeli and cool cabs – On Actuals, as per the taxi meter.
Ola can be booked through the website, over phone or through the app. Except for Kaali Peeli, they offer advance booking.
The cheapest option is Meru Genie.
150 off: Book through the app and use coupon ‘MERU150’ to get Rs. 150 off
Meru cabs also offer advance booking, intercity packages and booking through the phone and website.
Wish you a smooth, comfortable and Happy Journey through Mumbai 🙂