14/07/2015 … Members of the north goa tourist taxi owners association led by calangute legislator Michael lobo met transport minister sudhin dhavlikar and has asked for not to process the file giving permissions for rent a cab taxis in the state …
It may be noted that the taxi owners association of goa had recently to protested against the state government’s decision to lift a moratorium on rent-a-car permits which they believed was a plan of the state government to allow back door entry to car service operators from outside the state as entry of more tourist taxis means less or no business for the existing taxi operators who feel the market is already crowded with too many operators.
Speaking to media reporters after the meet they had asked the transport minister not to process any file for giving rent a cab permissions as it would totally finish off the tourist taxi business in the state
Calangute mla Michael lobo who has been in front supporting the cause of tourist taxi owners association said that the transport minister as well as chief minister was aware of the issue and the consequences if permissions were given to rent a cab
Meanwhile transport minister sudhin dhavlikar said that whatever decisions on permission for rent a cab issue would be taken by chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar