Tourist Taxi unions withdraw their strike after CM intervenes 

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Panaji: Seven day long agitation by the tourist taxi operators in Goa was withdrawn on Thursday evening after protesting leaders met Chief minister Pramod Sawant.
The tourist taxi operators in Goa had kept their vehicles off the road since August 2 demanding that state government should scrap App-based cab service ‘Goa Miles.’
The taxi operators who had threatened to surrender their permits to Transport Department on Thursday met Sawant at the Secretariat.
Emerging from the meeting, the taxi union leaders said that they have withdrawn the strike as chief minister has assured to look into their demands.
“The chief minister has assured us that he will resolve all our issues part by part by holding discussions,” Chetan Kamat, President, All Goa Taxi Association told reporters.
When asked whether chief minister has agreed to adhere to their demand of scrapping Goa Miles, he maintained silence.
Kamat said that the tourist taxi operators will not join Goa Miles service and instead would continue their business as they were doing in the past.
He said that their demand to scrap Goa Miles service would continue even in future, though they have withdrawn the strike.

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