The Goa Government has launched a taxi service app called “Goa Taxi App” that allows people to book cabs online for travel within the state
The Goa government launched a taxi service app today, allowing people to book a cab online to travel anywhere within the coastal state. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant launched the ‘Goa Taxi App’ in the presence of Rohan Khaunte, Tourism Minister, Government of Goa; Ganesh Gaonkar, Chairman, Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC); and Suneel Anchipaka, Director of Tourism.
Sawant stated that the introduction of the taxi app was a major step towards ensuring the safety of tourists and visitor footfalls in the state will increase once they are assured of a safe and comfortable transport system.
Popular ridesharing companies like Ola and Uber do not operate in Goa. This app will also help in reducing travelling costs for tourists who have been complaining about the exorbitant taxi fares in the state.
“Tourists were complaining that travelling to Goa from Mumbai by flight is cheaper than travelling to a hotel in the coastal state in a taxi,” Sawant said.
Khaunte said that the ‘Goa Taxi App’ has been operational at the Manohar International Airport (MIA), Mopa for the last six months after its soft launch. He further informed that more than 500 tourist taxi operators have already joined the app and are satisfied with its performance.
Operators affiliated with the app will get the benefits of various schemes, financial help for marriage, and scholarships for their children.