Essays on Karwa Taxis in QATAR Case Study

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The paper "Karwa Taxis in QATAR" is a great example of a case study on management.   Karwa is the official taxi service in Qatar. The name Karwa was given by the Amir of Qatar Shiak Hamed Bin Al- Thani. Karwa taxis are the public taxi service providers within Qatar. Karwa is a brand name for bus and taxi services operated by the State-owned Transport Company of Qatar known as Mowasalat. The company is headquartered in Doha Qatar at a location known as Karwa City. This facility is well structured to ensure that all requirements from staff and a huge fleet of vehicles are well handled.

Covering an area of about 500,000 square meters, the facility shelters employees accommodations, eateries, a mosque, leisure and sports services, and parking areas. Thus, 10,000 workers and 6,000 Karwa vehicles are accommodated at the facility. The concept behind the Karwa city is to facility services provided under one room or rather in the same area. As such, the Karwa City concept is highly an accolade due to the fact that it has bridged the gap and compressed space between workers and their requirements.

Thus, they do not have to waste time traveling from the workplace to other areas in a bid to fulfill their daily requirements. Thus, convenience and efficiency are increased by the Karwa city facility. In addition to Karwa City facility, Karwa Taxis runs its own driving school, workshops, fuel stations, and automated high capacity car and bust wash stations. Karwa Taxis have been termed the most convenient and flexible mode of transport within the country, as the cars are well equipped and comfortable, clean, brand new as well as spacious sedans.

The taxis are also air-conditioned, and to best serve their clientele they are fitted with most up-to-date communication and direction-finding equipment. Moreover, the taxis are connected to ever open call center that is equipped with latest technology monitoring system. Additionally, the taxis are driven by highly qualified drivers in uniform. As such, it is very easy to differentiate the drivers from the rest of the vehicles` drivers. Furthermore, the Karwa Taxis can be easily recognized by their aquamarine color. Generally, the taxis are metered and fairly economical (LonelyPlanet, 2011). The company has a well-established system of administrations and operations.

The company`s well-defined procedures, rules, and working instructions enhances its success. Management plays a vital role in the development and advancement of the company.

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