Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) has stated that there would be no impact on account of withdrawal of 90 Goa Miles taxi operators from Vasco as an additional fleet of 200 have been inducted and will strengthen the fleet further with effect from tomorrow.
In a statement issued late on Sunday said it would not relent and would not allow itself to be blackmailed at any cost for a rate hike or any other demands. That Goa Miles has been initiated in the interest of tourists and tourism in Goa would be upheld tooth and nail, it said.
In the statement Utkarsh Dabhade, MD of Goa Miles said, “There is no setback to Goa Miles and instead we have 200 more taxis on board with effect from tomorrow.”
Dabhade explained that the 90 service providers under Goa Miles who sought to leave the initiative from the Vasco fleet on demands for hike in rates was unacceptable.
“Whatever rates are being charged under the app based taxi service is as per government approved rates and there is no question of a separate category,” he said.
He further said, “We started with 300 taxis and we have another 200 starting service from tomorrow. The lot from Vasco that chose to part today are not going to dampen our spirits in any way.”