An app-based cab service by the drivers, under the guidance of former chief minister and JD(S) State President HD Kumaraswamy has been named Namma Tiger.  Being launched with an intention of giving competition to Ola and Uber, the taxi service was earlier named HDK Cab Service. But after Kumaraswamy did not approve of it, he suggested they should find a different name. After much debate, the title has been finalised as Namma Tiger, reports Kannada Prabha.

There is a possibility of this new cab service to start operating from Aug 15.  The company that established on the lines of start up companies is called Huli Technologies and it will be executed by an organisation called SDPL. A new office on the Ring Road between Nagawara and Hennur is coming up in great speed, head of Huli Technologies Tanveer Pasha told Kannada Prabha.

Around 25,000 cab drivers have already registered to provide service under this company and more registrations expected. Facilities to cab drivers will be better than other cab service companies, he assured. From August first or second week, the process of attachment of cabs will start. Condition of the car, documents verification, license, insurance and other such issues will be thoroughly checked before attaching a cab, he said.

Each driver will be insured for a total Rs 12 lakhs, divided into Rs 2 lakh for medical insurance for driver’s family, Rs 5 lakh as accident insurance, Rs 5 lakh for life insurance. Future plans include site for every driver at reduced rates. To check the safety of the drivers and the cab, five vigilance vehicles like Hoysala will be patrolling the City.  Each vigilance vehicle will have two personnel and they can be contacted in case of any emergency.

The main purpose of starting Namma Tiger is to provide quality service. Unlike other cab services, rates do not fluctuate hour to hour. Since the cab service is being started by the drivers, it will soon be launched, said Tanvir Pasha. Chandrakumar, Cab drivers’ leader, said Kannada drivers will be given preference and already thousands of inquiries are pouring in.