Mumbai city’s two major taxi unions have prepared an app, called 9211 Cabs, through which kaalipeelis (black-and-yellow taxis) can be booked just like aggregator cabs such as Uber and Ola. The app will be launched by the month end. The app has security features like tracking and an SOS button for police response, especially for women travelling alone as reported by TOI.
“All kali-peeli drivers (totalling 35,000 in MMR) will be asked to enrol for the app, which ideally should be used by customers to book taxis across the city ,” said Prem Singh, leader, Mumbai Taxi Association. “We will provide you service at the doorstep.”
The charge will be Rs 5 for Rs 50-100 and Rs 10 for above Rs 100, a source said.