Ola Cabs, the online cab booking and rental services that already offers services in Delhi Mumbai and Bengaluru seem to have launched in Pune as well. They have sent mailers to some users letting them know that Ola Cabs is now operating in Pune (We got to know from tweet published by @akkiman).
Ola Cabs differs from other online cab rental companies, due to the fact that they offer seamless GPS tracking services which enables the travelers to see the cabs and their availability in real time on Google maps.
Ola Cabs also has an app for Android as well as iOS devices and uses Geo-location services to show location of their cabs in real-time, so a user can actually see them and call for them if they are in urgent need of a cab.
Interestingly, I needed to book a cab to travel to Airport a day later, and I tried using Ola Cab app. Unfortunately, it looks like Olacabs does not have too many cars in their fleet in Pune and hence it did not show any cabs in the vicinity of Pune.
However, it did allow me to book a ride later and I also got a confirmation number in email letting me know that my cab has been booked at the designated time. I will see if the cab actually arrives tomorrow at the designated time – I sure don’t want to miss my flight!
Online Cab Services in Pune
Unlike Bangalore, Delhi or Mumbai, Pune does not have too many online cab booking services. Meru Cabs, Easy Cabs, taxiforsure and many other new online cab booking services have not yet arrived in Pune. Pune has more traditional car rental services like Wings radio cab and traveltime. With arrival of Ola Cabs, it will probably get much easier for travelers who prefer booking cabs on the go or on urgent basis on their smartphones.