India's largest cab service, Meru Cabs, updates their app to add Uber-like credit card billing

Meru Cabs, the largest radio cab service in India, launched their official app for Windows Phone in February earlier this year.

The company operates around 7,000 cabs in several key cities of India: Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Jaipur, and Ahmedabad and serves more than 1.8 million passengers. The latest update bumps the app version to, and brings in a few new features.

Of course, the latest update allows booking cabs in Chennai, the latest city that the company services now. Also, you can now use promotional eCoupon codes while booking a ride. I tried one of the codes from their Happy Hours promotion, and it worked fine for me.

Meru Cabs

Following the cashless concept of Uber, the latest update adds a new InstaPay feature that allows you to pay the trip fare directly through this app. All you need to do is to save your card details once and pay at the end of every journey. Unlike Uber though, you can't just pay using credit cards but also debit cards and net banking.

Download the free Meru Cabs app for Windows phone 8 devices from the Windows Phone Store. Meru Cabs is a popular service, and it's a fine app with a seamless user experience. Have you used the Meru Cabs app, or do you prefer other cab services? Try it on your next ride to work or from the airport, and let us know how you like it.

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Abhishek Baxi