Starting recently, a new experience begins with the yellow cabs with the deployment of Ekocab.
Like their competitors, such as Uber, Taxify and InDrive, the Ekocab will roll out its digital platform via the Ekocab app downloaded from google playstore, or an apple store.
All a passenger needed to do after downloading the app is to follow 10-short steps – turn on his location, so that he could be located on the Google GPS, select his destination, confirm his/her pick up location, and select service type (which may be either the yellow taxis or the unpainted private cabs that enlisted on the app).
The app finds you a driver close to your location, the one who arrives to service your request, you enter and enjoy your ride. When the driver arrives at your destination, you pay either cash or online via the app and finally, you end the service, terminate and rate the driver.
The old culture
The Lagos State taxi drivers and cab operators, otherwise known as the Yellow Taxi, has come of age since the introduction of Western Nigeria Taxi and Federal Taxi, which informed the adoption of the New York Taxis’ Yellow colour by former Governor Lateef Jakande who introduced the uniform taxis for commercial vehicles in 1980.
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