Manohar Parrikar announces app-based taxi service for Goa

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The Government of Goa has announced to launch app-based taxi service for the convenience of tourists along with the citizens of the State.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has instructed Goa Tourist Development Corporation (GTDC) to start the process of developing the app.

“GTDC will take three to four months to develop an app. If the Taxi Association wants to develop an app, then the Government will provide them for free,” Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said.  

According to the Chief Minister, the process of completing the fitting of digital meters will take seven to eight months.

“Before fitting digital meters we will give a presentation to the stakeholders,” he said.

A list of taxis will be prepared and would be informed about their turn. The Government will also take the decision to increase the number of yellow and black taxis at airport.    

The CM said, “Passengers can also opt for Kadamba bus service and we will make sure that within 15 minutes he will get a Kadamba Transport Corporation bus to reach his or her destination.”

Furthermore, the State Government has directed GTDC to start operating pre-paid taxi counter at the airport. The KTC has been tasked to allow additional buses to ferry passengers from airport to fixed destinations like Calangute, Candolim, Mapusa, Panaji and Margao.

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