Driving in Mumbai can be a challenge and is not recommended for outsiders. Most expats will find Indian roads overwhelmingly cluttered with cars, buses, tractors, dumpers, motorbikes, cycles, auto rickshaws, vans, people, and the occasional cow or herd of goats. Roads in Mumbai are also in a perpetual state of disrepair, as pavements are uneven and potholes are common. Finding a place to park your car can be another problem.
If you have your own car or a company car, or if you want to buy a car for personal use in Mumbai, it is recommended that you hire the services of an English speaking driver, which costs about $200 a month. In addition to a reprieve from driving in the crowded streets, you will get a knowledgeable guide to ferry you around the confusing streets of Mumbai.
Finding a Driver
Many expats rely on a personal driver for traveling in and around Mumbai. As a first step, ask other expats if they know of any drivers in need of work. Interview prospective drivers to be sure they are a right fit for you in terms of expectations, hours, salary, and personality. Let them work for you under a trial period before making your decision.
T R Manpower Services
Phone: 2300 2491 or 2300 1230
T R Manpower Services recruits drivers, cooks, cleaners, maids, and nannies.
S K Enterprises Agency
Contact Mr Rajeev Shah
Phone: 022 26741812
S K Enterprises Agency can help you find English speaking maids, nannies, and cooks as well as drivers. Charges 3000 INR one time fee for placement.
R S Enterprises
#25, Om Yadav Niwas
Saiwadi, Andheri East, Mumbai, 400069
Phone: 92 2124 3369
Recruits domestic help including maids and drivers.
Website for prospective employers and employees. Includes listings for drivers looking for work.