Panjim: To elevate the travel experience and ensure hassle-free commuting, the Tourism Department of Goa has unveiled ‘Goa Taxi App’.
The app has been introduced to provide an enhanced travelling experience for residents and visitors across the state. Additionally, it will give Goa taxi drivers a chance to boost their earnings in the state and offer a competitive pricing. According to the press release, this app will also make it easy for locals and visitors to call a cab from the comfort of their home or hotel.
During the app launch, Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant said, ‘Over the last four years, it has been our goal to develop innovative technology in various sectors in order to increase the ease of living and happiness index of both tourists and residents in Goa.’
‘We’ve had a positive response for the last six months, and today we’re launching the Goa Taxi App. Our goal is to attract quality visitors rather than numbers. It would also assist in decreasing accidents and keeping women safe while traveling. I encourage everyone to use the Goa Taxi App, and I commend those who have already done it reflects their trust in the Government,’ CM Sawant said.
CM also wrote on twitter/X, ‘The Goa Taxi App shall offer our Goan Taxi Bhav a technology backed large market platform at best rates. I urge all Taxi Bhav to embrace the innovative tool for a better, safe, reliable, consumer friendly Taxi business in the state.’
More about Goa Taxi App:
- Simple to book a taxi at any time of day or night. Hassle-free 24/7 booking service.
- For a visitor in particular, a driver-driven cab at an inexpensive rate will be preferable to a self-driven car or bike.
- With the use of a unified taxi app system, passengers can rate the driver, report any instances of inappropriate behavior, and request assistance through the call center.
- The app has an SOS in case of any catastrophe, malfunction, emergency, or security feature pertaining to the protection of female travellers.
Goa Minister of Tourism Rohan A Khaunte stated, ‘In terms of price, we’ll use prices approved by the Director of Transportation. This service has been running at the MOPA airport over a counter for the previous six months. The results have been favorable since more than 500 vehicles are plying on Goa Taxi App. So far, we have served approximately 30,000 tourists. We will ensure that it’s offered not only in coastal belts but also near industrial estates to encourage carpooling and other initiatives.’