3 Alternatives for Uber and Ola in India

Uber is a game-changer in the world’s transportation industry. It is undeniably true. It disrupted the travel industry like nobody have done it before. Ola has just followed it and today holds a majority of share in the market, next to Uber. But the things become bitter for people when these two companies’ drivers go on strike. The same has hit the companies multiple times in the last two years, including a protest on April 17.

So, if you’re in commuters’ side, you may need an alternative when these companies’ drivers go on strike. In fact, to take the advantage of the circumstances, there have been many companies bringing Uber like businesses to the market with the help of mobile apps development companies in India who develop app for them.

So there are more businesses likely to come to the market. However, until then you need some right alternatives for Uber and Ola. Let us provide it:

3 Alternatives for Ola and Uber

  1. Meru Cabs

Meru operates in more than 23 cities of India – Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Vadodara, Surat, Pune, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar, Mysore, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Indore, Ludhiana, Coimbatore, Kochi, Gurgaon and Noida.

Meru offers nearly all the features that Ola and Uber offer.

Some top features of Meru:

  • Track the real-time status of your taxi cab
  • You can book a taxi up to 1 week in advance
  • Detailed information about your driver, including his photograph
  • Cabs for airport travel and you can pay for it at ‘Airport/Kerb Payments‘ option in the menu
  • The feature called Meru Eve allows women passengers to get women drivers, which is currently available only in the Delhi NCR region
  • Get E-receipt of your completed ride
  • Meru’s ‘Ride Share’ feature works same like Ola and Uber’s
  • Pay by cash or a host of wallet options such as Paytm, FreeCharge, Mobikwik & Citrus

Some special features of Meru:

  • No surge pricing
  • No ride time charge
  • No cancellation charge

Platforms: Android, iOS and website

Availability: across India

  1. Carzonrent (Easy Cabs)

Carzonrent has over 7000 cabs across India. Easy Cabs feature integrated into the Carzonrent app offers more personalized cab services.

Some top features of Carzonrent:

  • Cabs for corporate & personal services
  • Companies can create a New Company profile to avail this service
  • Company secretaries or Transport administrators can use the app to manage their guests’ travel
  • Companies can use credit cards and go through a ‘Bill to Company’ process to compete the payment
  • Personal rides payment can happen through card payments or by cash
  • Track the driver before he arrives
  • You can raise an Emergency Alert when you are in a trip

Platforms: Android, iOS, website and EasyCabs website

Availability: across India

  1. Mega Cabs

Mega Cabs provides taxi service in 7 Indian cities currently – Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Ludhiana and Pune.

Some top features of Mega Cabs


  • Instant and 24 X 7 booking facility
  • You can schedule your booking at ‘Ride Later’ option
  • In case if you lost your valuables in the taxi, you can submit request at ‘Lost and Found’ section
  • ‘Ride Later’ feature to book and plan your travel for a future date
  • You can book from anywhere of the world for the above destinations

Platforms: Android, iOS, and website

Availability: across India


All the above companies are well-known names in the Indian cab industry. You can choose the right cars according to your budget and other preferences. You are suggested to download the apps well before to avoid ambiguity during the travel. In case if you are an entrepreneur looking to develop apps like Uber and Ola, it is better to collaborate with an experienced mobile app development company who has a proven experience in developing such apps.