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Goa to launch multi-modal transport aggregator app soon

Transport Minister of Goa Mauvin Godinho announced that the government will launch a multi-modal transport aggregator app in the State soon.

Speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a programme at Panjim, Mauvin said that multiple modes of transport will be made available to people through the app including cabs, electric buses, prepaid taxis, rent-a-car taxis etc and also a choice of autorickshaws or yellow and black motorcycle pilots for their last mile connectivity.

“This is the new thing that we are introducing. It will give choices to passengers. We are going to make it a reality,” he said adding that as of now the preferred service provider is GoaMiles App but other service providers are also welcome to develop the app.

Cautioning the taxi operators that Mopa international airport is a private airport, Mauvin said that they are going to have all types of taxis including Ola, Uber, GoaMiles etc. If taxi operators don’t allow the option of cab aggregators to operate at the Dabolim airport, then passengers might stop using Dabolim airport and prefer Mopa airport as the distance will now not be a problem due to broad highways.

Stating that he held a meeting with the United Taximen Union to explain the situation, the Minister said that taxi operators will be the losers if Dabolim airport cannot function due to a lack of passengers. He said that the synergies of both the airports should be combined so that both the airports are operational in the larger interest of the people of Goa and tourists.

The Transport Minister also hinted at adopting the GoaMiles App taxi service in the State. He said, “GoaMiles have worked in the State despite removing their counters at the airport which means people want them. We will make it a reality.” (Source Heraldgoa)

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