Every driver is given a detailed training on how to handle the latest cars. They are regularly updated on the latest technologies and special care is taken even in their eating habits. All this is necessary to become a driver for a private vehicle, feels Travancore Drivers, a team of drivers from Nettayam, who would be happy to drive you in your car anywhere and at anytime.

The club began a few years ago when T. Santhosh Kumar, who has been in this sector for many years, realised that many people who owned cars were unable to use them for want of drivers. “I personally have attended a number of emergency cases in the night where patients were taken in their own car to the hospital. That is when I decided to train drivers who would be ready for service any time of the day.”

Currently, there are 17 drivers under him who would rush to the destination on their motorbike. The team also has drivers from all the 14 districts, which according to them will be useful for the travellers.

“We usually send a driver who knows the area to which he is travelling. And they are trained in such way that they can handle even expensive cars. Charges for a trip up to four hours are Rs.250 with Rs.50 for every additional hour. If there is a night stay, the driver has to be provided accommodation,” Mr. Santhosh Kumar said. The team is planning to launch a wireless-assisted valet parking service, especially for marriage parties and business meetings. There is also a plan to buy an ambulance. Phone: 0471-6066665.Meedhu Miriyam Joseph

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