PORVORIM: Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte today said that Goa Taxi App will be soon moved from queue system to the full fleged app.
“Goa Taxi App will soon move from the queue system to the full fledged App. The higher rates notified by Director of Transport will be charged through the App, the revenue would be channelised back to the taxi operators,’ said Khaunte.
“Putting to rest all the False Propaganda, this clearly shows the success of GoaTaxi App which is proving beneficial for both Tourists & Taxi Fraternity,” said Khaunte
He further said that as more Taxis join the platform, GoaTaxi App will bring a Positive Image Makeover to Goa’s much maligned Taxi scenario.
Khaunte said more than 1,100 drivers have registered themselves under the Goa Taxi App while more are coming on board.
Goa Taxi App is currently allowing taxi operators to join the queue at the airport.
In addition to Blue Cabs, the airport will also have taxis affiliated to Goa Miles App and also those registered under the state-run Goa Taxi App, he said.
Last month on 28 September, CM Pramod Sawant, had stated that his administration was committed to bring app-based cab services to the coastal state.
“I want to give you an assurance that in a few days app-based taxis will be available,” Sawant had told reporters in Chandigarh.
Private taxi operators are opposed to app-based cab services because they fear it will cause instability in their industry.