Goa To Have Its Own App-Based Cab Service To Avoid Tourists From getting Overcharged

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Published by Vijay Singh on 28 Jun 2018

Goa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India which sees a lot of crowd visiting it frequently. The place is quite happening with beautiful beaches, clubbing and some adventure sports. We mostly see youngsters visiting Goa with their friends. It is also a popular honeymoon destination.

It will be interesting to see that even a lot of foreigners are attracted to this exotic location and are seen holidaying here.

Goa in the past few years has witnessed a lot of tourist and hence it has become equally expensive. From food to hotels to shopping, Goa will surely burn your pockets.

Also, the cab facility there will cost you a bomb. You will only come to know what I am trying to saying if you once visit Goa or have visited Goa earlier.

Goa’s Tourism Minister Manohar Azgaonkar has a good news for all the people out there. He has announced that the Goa Tourism Development Corporation’s (GTDC) taxi-app, called Goamiles will be launched next month.

The localities and the tourists searching for transport will get many benefits from this. Around 2,800 licensed taxi drivers have already expressed interest towards the app, which is in its final stages of testing.

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The GTDC plans to carry out a public information campaign, to create awareness about the app. Nilesh Cabral, the chairman of GTDC is hoping to reach out to a million people in Goa, for daily commutes and tourism. The COM of Goa is optimistic and said the service will bring a change in the transportation system for cab drivers, tourists and locals in Goa. He hopes that taxi drivers across the state sign up on the platform.

Not just this, but the drivers will be given all the training which will include basic etiquette, knowledge of tourist places, basic first aid and knowledge of Goan cultures and traditions. Drivers and their family members will also benefit from this as they may be provided with additional facilities like health insurance and scholarship schemes.

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So folks, now you don’t need to pay huge amount for travelling Goa as this app will be here for your rescue soon. So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets, and head off to Goa with your friends and family.

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