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Meru eCab alliance
20 October 2015

Meru Cabs forges a global alliance with Europe's leading taxi service, Taxis G7 to launch eCab!

Meru Cabs becomes the first Indian player in the radio taxi service industry to enter a strategic international alliance

Meru Cabs becomes the exclusive Indian partner for eCab, the global mobile app by Taxis G7

Meru Cabs, India's most preferred radio cab service today announced a global alliance with eCab, a global mobile app by Europe's leading taxi service provider Taxis G7, to provide high-quality cab services to foreign travelers in India and to Indian travelers going abroad with eCab mobile app. Headquartered in France with services across Europe, Taxis G7 is a global leader in the taxi industry with a fleet of more than 13,000 affiliated taxis.

Through this strategic partnership, Meru Cabs and Taxis G7 customers will be able to book cabs and travel with ease through a global network of taxi providers handpicked for the quality of their services.

As a member of the eCab alliance and its exclusive partner in India, Meru Cabs now offers a seamless experience to international travelers and Indian people alike, with a single app eCab, wherever eCab is operational (Currently major cities in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, Canada, and now India). International travelers can now enjoy Meru Cabs services through their eCab mobile app when travelling to India and vice versa when domestic travelers visit the above countries they can avail eCab partners cab service using eCab App. With this global tie-up, the international travelers will be able to book taxis, track taxis and make cashless payments by using the Meru and eCab mobile App.

Commenting on the announcement, Siddhartha Pahwa, CEO, Meru Cabs said, "Meru has been a pioneer in the radio cab industry, committed to providing reliable customer service backed by latest technological enhancements. We are proud to become the first Indian radio taxi player to forge a global alliance and become a part of eCab alliance, driven by prestigious Taxis G7 which enjoys strong presence across key international markets. With this alliance, Meru Cabs will now extend its array of services to international commuters visiting India through the eCab mobile app".

Commenting on the strategic alliance, Laurent Kennel, CEO, eCab said, "We are delighted to partner with Meru Cabs, one of the most reputed and experienced Indian players in the category. With our shared commitment towards customer centricity, technology and innovation, we believe there are synergies between the companies. Through this partnership, international passengers can now avail a global, affordable and convenient taxi travel experience via our international network of partners."

About Meru:

Meru Cabs, a world class cab service was launched in Mumbai (April 2007) in association with India Value Fund, a premier India centric private equity fund. Meru Cabs has pioneered the concept of GPS/GPRS enabled cab service in India. Since its launch, Meru Cabs has continued to receive an exceptional response from the customers and is consistently distinguishing itself as a provider of superior quality transport. In December 2013, Meru Cabs launched its MeruGenie service in Hyderabad, followed by Bengaluru, Pune, Delhi, Chennai & Mumbai. Now, Meru Cabs offers its world-class cab service across 23 cities in India under consumer proposition of Reliability, Safety & Transparency. Recognized by 'The Limca Book of Records' as the largest fleet taxi operator in the country, Meru has completed more than 35 million trips across India. Meru has been voted as India's Most Favourite Cab Service by TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice for 2 consecutive years 2013 & 2014; and also won various other esteemed awards like, Times Travel Award 2011, IT User Award 2008, 2009 & 2010.

About eCab and Taxis G7:

eCab was born from the international alliance of taxi companies that wish to build a leading service in urban and digital mobility, combining the best of digital innovation and local expertise. eCab serves increasingly demanding customers, with values as simplicity, reliability, proximity, honesty, and service. The eCab smartphone application is available in major cities in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland and Canada. By the end of 2015, eCab will expand to cover 50 cities, in 9 countries, and 3 continents, with 40,000 taxis.

eCab is incubated by Taxis G7, Europe's leading radio taxi hub, with a fleet of 13000 affiliated taxis, and 20 million passengers transported annually. Taxis G7 launched their first smartphone app in 2008, and was awarded TripAdvisor Travellers Choice in 2013 & 2014. The only European company in its sector to be awarded ISO 9001 quality certification, Taxis G7 promotes a sustainable and environment-friendly policy.