PANAJI: Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho informed the House that his department generated a revenue of Rs 21.92 crore from 2019 till date from registration of imported vehicles in state.
“Department generated a revenue of Rs 21.92 crore from 2019 till date from registration of imported vehicles in state. 394 2/4 wheelers have been imported since 2019,” said Godinho
The main reason behind this is that the road infrastructure of Goa is already stressed and congested. This basically means less parking space and more traffic that people would have to face.
The Goa government’s Economic Survey report of 2021-22 revealed that Goa has a population of around 16 lakh and there are 15.27 lakh registered vehicles.
On average, 57,000 vehicles are registered in Goa with the state transport authorities every year. Most of these are two-wheelers, around 70.81 percent. Then there are cars, jeeps and taxis which count for the rest 22.77 percent.
Moreover, the number of two-wheeler accidents has increased because nowadays, tourists are renting bikes and scooters. They are not familiar with the roads and are dependent on the pillion to guide for the route.
Goa is already facing issues with parking and with more new vehicles getting registered, this issue will only increase.
Authorities are trying to sort the issue by fining. In April, the Regional Transport Office and Corporation of the City of Panaji fined several taxis that were occupying more than 100 parking spaces. The parking spaces are meant for the public and taxis are not allowed to park their vehicle.