PANAJI: Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho today said that taxi drivers in the state will have to undergo compulsory training for a period of two weeks to learn on traffic rules and on how to behave with tourists.
“Taxi drivers in the state will have to undergo compulsory training for a period of two weeks to learn on traffic rules and on how to behave with tourists,” said Godinho
He further said that Goemcho Patrao taxi app has become very successful and that each of their drivers is earning Rs 50,000 to 70,000 monthly.
Godinho said that the Goa Taxi app has evoked a poor response due to the high rates.
“GoaMiles is doing a fantastic job. Itt has filled the gap, and as a private operator, it is able to offer much lower rates. The Goa Taxi app has high rates and people are not wanting to join it.” said Godinho
He further said that transport issue still happens to be a problem in Goa and his department is working on a multimodal transport.
One who lands in Goa at Dabolim airport, whether he or she wants to travel by taxi, bus or rickshaw or motorcycle pilot (a two-wheeler taxi), they can choose mode of transport through this App. It will give last mile connectivity,” Godinho said here.
He said that the government will bring more electrical buses in the fleet of state government-operated Kadamba Transport Corporation to give good service to the people of Goa.