Disgruntled taxi operators in Goa will hold a ‘mega rally’ on August 17 against the app-based taxi service Goa Miles launched by the Goa Tourism Department of Corporation (GTDC).
The taxi operators have alleged that the ‘Goa Miles’ taxi service App, launched last week will destabilise their business.
They have called for a mega rally on August 17 at Pernem town in North Goa district to pressurize the state government to withdraw the permission granted to Goa Miles.
“No one demanded the app-based taxis when our traditional cab services are operating without any complaints. The state government has forced this service on us to destabilise the business of private taxi operators,” Morjim Taxi Union president Sanjay Kole expressed his anger and frustration to GoaChronicle.com.
Operators of the yellow-and-black private taxi cabs, that run in the beach belt of Keri, Morjim, Ashwem, Arambol, Baga and Calangute in North Goa, met yesterday in Pernem, to chalk out their future course of action.
A similar meeting of taxi operators was also held at Saligao, a village near Candolim beach in North Goa.