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Amritsar, NFA Post: Ride-hailing services provider Meru Cabs has launched office commute service Meru Reserve with additional features such as no surge pricing, and up to one-month advance booking.

The Mahindra Group backed company said that going ahead, it also plans to expand its service beyond employee transportation.

Commuters in Mumbai and Delhi can opt for an electric vehicle ride and also avail a discount of up to 40%, the company said in a statement.

Almost 20 million white-collared employees commute to work every day, according to Meru Mobility, and of these 95% prefer using public transportation. The company says that there are no specific office commute services currently available to address their needs.

Meru Reserve, the first such non-subscription service in the country, will bridge this needs-gap, which is only set to grow wider in a post-COVID world with even more commuters expected to switch from mass transit systems like trains to private cabs, the company said.

“Paucity of cabs, long wait times, surge pricing and no guarantee that once booked your booking won’t be cancelled, these are all stresses that Meru Reserve will eliminate. Together with its competitive pricing, the service promises commuters a hassle-free trip to and from work for a whole month,”  Meru Mobility Founder and Managing Director Neeraj Gupta said.

The company said that commuters can book their trips to and from the office for an entire month in advance, and will have no surge pricing. It added that this will also eliminate the need to look for a ride as well as annoyances like cancelled rides, and will find their cab at their doorstep on the day and at the time they have asked for it.

It added that Meru Reserve will allow customers, who have made advance booking, to alter, cancel or reschedule rides at no extra cost.

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