One of the most challenging things about Delhi is bargaining, you need to do this almost everywhere, and this is what I hate the most about the city.
That day I was to pick an elderly relative from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station. After reaching the station, I was quite relieved to see the Easy Cabs counter at the eastern exit of the station, next to Comesum restaurant. Upon being asked I was sure I could book an air-conditioned taxi without hassles. Great! I did feel sorry about the scamsters who thronged every time I needed a taxi before.
After picking up my relative when I was about to reach the counter to book a cab we were intercepted by quite a few guys. They were auto drivers, and black and yellow taxi drivers, but I didn't give in. I went ahead to the counter and booked a cab till Connaught Place (CP). They asked me to pay 200 rupees which appeared quite reasonable for an A/C taxi.
The driver in grey uniform helped me load the luggage and we sat into the car. I was not expecting it to be that great.. since the condition of car I last availed from the airport terminal one was average. But, to my surprise, this cab was very well maintained. Bravo! These guys have got it right.
It was an afternoon on a weekday and we reached CP without encountering much traffic. The A/C was effective driver was well-trained and drive was very smooth. I noticed that the GPS was not installed in the car.
We got down at the Park where my uncle was waiting for the two of us. The driver pulled out the luggage, I collected the bill, made the payment and bade good bye. It was indeed a pleasant ride.
To book Easy Cabs in the city, you need to call 011 43434343. For tele-booking, an extra charge of 30 rupees apply. If you book using Internet at easycabs.com, you save this money.