New surge free cab service rolled out in Mumbai

 Mumbai, May 15 (UNI) New app-based service S3 Cabs was rolled out in Mumbai and were inaugurated by Nagpur West MLA Sudhakar Deshmukh on Monday.
The service is an initiative by the Bharat Freight, a logistics company.
Speaking on the development, Mr Deshmukh said, ”Government is trying to create a similar application and I am very happy to know Bharat Freight
Company has taken a CSR initiative and the state will extend its full support for the same. I am also of the opinion that we should give sufficient training to drivers to enhance the standard of taxis and improve the quality of life of the drivers andtheir families. The company should explore our skill development program to meet the desired objectives.”
Actor, screenwriter, producer and director Akbar Khan were also there for the launch along with corporator Harshala More. The idea was the brainchild of Prafulla Shinde, son of a retired police officer from Mumbai Police. Mr Shilnde is now a director with Sahayadari Smart Safe Pvt Ltd.
Mr Shinde said, ”We are going to charge 3 per cent towards facility charges from drivers on a daily earning of up to Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,000 and 10 per cent on any amount above it, as opposed to 20-25 per cent charged by others. We have set up a call center. Complaints can be made via mail, WhatsApp, and on the helpline number. Drivers can also be rated.”

The app is available on Android and IOS platforms. S3 also developed a service app for restaurants, hotels, bars, etc. who can use it to book cabs for their customers.

Mr Shinde said S3 also was also planning to launch a parcel service in July and was already in talks with two online shopping companies.
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