No Ola, No Uber, No Problem: Goans now have GoaMiles for all their cab needs

No Ola, No Uber, No Problem: Goans now have GoaMiles for all their cab needs

Panaji: Are you from Goa? Have you found it difficult to book cabs without the services of Uber and Ola in your city? Well, all your cab hailing problems will soon come to an end with the launch of GoaMiles, Goa’s own app-based taxi service.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Monday flagged off the Goa Tourism Development Corporation’s app-based taxi service called ‘GoaMiles’ in Panaji.

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A local Goa-based company called Frotamiles will be managing the service. It is a subsidiary of parent company Pitasys Software. The app will soon be available on Google Play Store and Apple Store.

Parrikar said the app-based taxi service would ensure that commuters are not cheated. He also said that it would eventually increase the earnings of taxi drivers by “two to three” times.

Transport Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said that GoaMiles will increase transparency in fares for customers and it makes commuting easy in Goa. He also termed the launch as a ‘revolutionary change’ in the transportation system of Goa

Nilesh Cabral; Chief Secretary of Goa, Dharmendra Sharma; Secretary for Tourism, Sheo Pratap Singh, Menino D’Souza, Director, Department of Tourism along with other dignitaries were also present at the launch ceremony.

However, the launch of GoaMiles witnessed protests from yellow and black taxi drivers. They claimed that the government had not communicated anything with them before launching the service. The drivers protested outside Dabolim airport and opposed the opening of a customer counter for the service at that location.

United Taximen Association President Sanjay Naik said, “Running a taxi counter at the airport in the garb of an app-based service is illegal and we will oppose it.”

Source:- timesnownews

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