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9211: An app to book black & yellow cabs in Mumbai to be launched soon

Two of Mumbai’s taxi unions (the Mumbai Taxi Association & Mumbai Taximen's Union) are working on an app through which users can book black and yellow cabs, and will be launched by month end, reports TOI. According to the report, both the unions have 20,000 taxis, while overall, there are 35,000 taxis in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The app will be called 9211 (Taxi no 9211, anyone?) and have tracking and an SOS button for police response during an emergency. TOI cites that the unions will ask all black and yellow taxi drivers to sign up on the app. The app will supply cabs at government approved fares, with a service charge of Rs 5 for a fare of Rs 50-100 and Rs 10 for fares above Rs 100. The company which developed the app will also create background checks,…

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