Meru plans Aadhaar-linked verification of drivers

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Radio taxi service provider Meru Cabs is planning to launch the next level of driver verification process linked with Aadhaar, a biometric identification tool.

Also, other radio taxi companies are likely to roll out the Aadhaar-linked verification. For this purpose, all cabs will require a biometric system to verify the identity of drivers.

According to reports, Meru, the India Value Fund Advisors-controlled taxi service provider, has completed a trial run of the Aadhaar-linked verification process.

Siddhartha Pahwa, chief executive of Meru Cabs, said that for safety of travelers, which is one of the main priorities of the company, Aadhaar-linked verification will likely roll out soon. “With this technology in place, the driver will not be able to start a journey without punching his Aadhaar details. If the data don’t match ours, action will be taken immediately, Pahwa said.

The company was scheduled to take this move in March next year, but it has now been decided to do it sooner.

The Centre has also been emphasising on the use of Aadhaar for driver verification.

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