Tourist taxis, Yellow-black cab goes off the road in protest

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Several hundred tourist taxis including yellow and black cabs operating at state’s airport stayed off the road on Friday protesting against state government’s refusal to accept their demand.

Goa government earlier this week had refused the demands of various tourist taxi unions to scrap app-based cab Goa Miles, which is supported by Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC).

Several tourists were stranded at the hotels as the taxis have refused to ferry them to the airport and railway stations.

“We have remained off the road to protest against government’s action of not scrapping Goa Miles. The protest is symbolic,” Vinayak Nanoskar, a Taxi union leader.

He said that all the tourist taxis, which are more than 25,000 in number, have remained off the road. “Yellow and Black cabs which operate from Dabolim airport have also joined us,” he said.

Nanoskar said that the protest is peaceful and appealed all the taxi operators to cooperate with the union.

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  • Govt must give an ultimatum that if they dont return to their work for which the permit was given, their permits will be cancelled. After that, whoever is still on strike, their permits must be cancelled and they should not be eligible for a new permit for the next 3 years. Enough of carrots. Time for stick.

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