Guwahati, March 3: A new fleet of luxury cars rolled out on the city streets today to provide people “maximum comfort at a minimum price”.
Two city-based young entrepreneurs, Ankur Saikia and Vivek Sanganeria, have come forward with 10 Fiat Linea luxury sedans as part of their new service, Swiss Cabs, which will be increased to 50 soon and to 150 in a year.
The service was launched today at Gauhati Town Club.
The luxury car service will be available at Rs 150 for the initial 8km and Rs 17 per subsequent kilometre. Sanganeria said the fare was subjected to revision.
One can dial 9613131313 or log on to www.swisscabs.com to avail the service.
“It is a pilot project to operate in the city. We have a plan to increase the number to 150 in the next 12 months to cover the entire Northeast. Besides other facilities, the cars are equipped with GPS or GPRS technology, on-board tablets and complimentary WiFi, drinking water and newspapers,” said Sanganeria.
“We want our customers not just to be satisfied, we are ready to offer value-added services,” Sanganeria said.
Saikia said trained chauffeurs, who had been chosen only after complete verification of their credentials and know how to tackle situations during emergencies, would drive the cars.
“Reliable, swift, secure and luxurious travel for city travellers is the main objective of our initiative. Our aim is to evolve the way the Northeast moves,” he said.
The luxury service has come following the recent launch of a cheaper city service, Green Cab, by the state transport department.