Panaji :August 07,2018 … Chief Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar Launches GTDC’s Goa’s first and exclusive mobile app based taxi service ‘GOAMILES’ ‘at the secretariat Porvorim on Monday.
Minister for Tourism, Shri Manohar alias Babu Azgaonkar, Chairman Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC), Shri Nilesh Cabral, Secretary for Tourism, Shri Sheo Pratap Singh, IAS, Director of Department of Tourism, Shri Menino D’Souza and Managing Director ,GTDC, Shri Nikhil Desai were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Parrikar said that with this new App launched, potential of business will multiply two to three times and also the income for the taxi owners will also proliferate .Shri Parrikar further said that this will guarantee no potential of cheating for customers as it is app based service. He further informed that Taxi drivers will not have to pay from their pocket as charges will be recovered from consumers and the drivers will get their full fare.
Shri Azgaonkar expressing his happiness over the launch of Goa’s First mobile app based service GOA MILES said that it will offer a better experience to customers by making the taxi fare payment easy and secure. Shri Azgaonkar said that around 2000 to 3000 taxi operators have already joined under this service and further requested all taxi owners from all across the state to come under this service.
The launch of ‘GOAMILES’ will bring about a revolutionary change in travel in and around Goa for both tourists and locals and provide benefit to taxi drivers serving under the new initiative. ‘GOAMILES’ will provide the convenience of booking a taxi immediately upon arrival in the state at reasonable, Government approved rates. The ‘GOAMILES’ app can be downloaded from Google play store or apple store.
‘GOAMILES’ has made sure that these service also benefits the taxi drivers equally by not charging anything from their revenues, as against the popular trend elsewhere in India and world over. Taxi drivers will receive payment on a daily basis.