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AAI’s ‘rent a cab’ service will be another kick on livelihoods of taxi drivers: AAP Goa

Aam Adami Party (AAP) in Goa on Saturday criticised Airport Authority of India (AAI)’s plans to enter into the business of operation of rent a cab.

Addressing a press conference in the city, AAP Goa Convenor Elvis Gomes said the taxi operators should at least now realise that the government was least bothered about the common man’s problems.

“Years go by. There is no resolution of the taxi operators issue. Now to add insult to injury, another state player besides GTDC (Goa Tourism Development Corporation) has entered the cab market to finish off the locals completely. Let the government show what has happened and what steps have been taken since the withdrawal of strike,” he said, adding the government had done nothing since then but passed time as it does in all cases after giving ‘false assurances’.

Gomes said the self employed common man would have hard time in the days to come with the government catering to interests of non-Goans like it had done during Lusofonia games and BRICS Summit.

Commenting on the issue of Goa Miles app-based service, Anthony D’Souza, a cab operator, and AAP volunteer claimed that as the issue of his livelihood was involved, he had sought Information under RTI and the same was denied by the GTDC.

He claimed that denial of information meant that they had a lot to hide in the matter.

Santosh Kolekar, another cab operator from Calangute, alleged that Kadmba Transport Corporation (KTC) service only to Calangute showed that the government was taking revenge upon the people of Calangute.

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Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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