After slashing the passenger fares, the railway ministry is set to make journey to the railway stations more comfortable by offering taxi service to railway stations. Soon, passengers will be able to book taxi service at competitive rates by dialing 139 – the call centre code which currently provides information about PNR and arrival/departure status of trains.
Initially, the Railway Ministry plans to launch the taxi service in Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and 20 other important cities. "The aim of the service is to help passenger get rid of their woes in fetching a taxi and pay the actual charge incurred," a senior Railway official said.
According to sources, the ministry will tie up with authorized car rental agencies at selected cities to provide this service.
Passengers will also be given a choice to select the type of the car they wish to travel. “One can hire an Indica, or Wagon R or can even ask for a luxury car”, a senior official said.