Porvorim: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said that the he has called for a special meeting between app-based cab company and traditional tourist taxi operator on Friday to end the long pending fight between them.
Sawant held meeting with the tourist taxi operators at Porvorim Assembly complex this evening after which he announced to call both the factions across the table and solve the issues between them.
Goa Tourism Corporation Limited backed App-based cab company ‘Goa Miles’ is facing opposition from the traditional tourist taxi operators across the State. The traditional tourist taxi operators are demanding that ‘Goa Miles’ should be scrapped.
Emerging from the meeting on Tuesday, Sawant said that there is no issue of scrapping ‘Goa Miles’ but solution could be worked out between warrying factions by sitting across the table.
“I have heard all the problems faced by the tourist taxi operators. I have told them that they should stop fighting with Goa Miles,” Sawant said adding that the issues raised by traditional tourist taxi operators would be considered by the State government
State Waste Management minister Michael Lobo, who participated in the meeting on Tuesday, said that the solution for the prevailing conflict between both the groups would be worked out.
“There should be transparency in the amount charged by tourist taxi operators. There complaints of overcharging by the tourists,” he said.