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'Kerala Savari' rolls out with promise of low service charge, better wages

India's first government-owned online taxi service 'Kerala Savaari' launched

Kerala Savari
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The state government flagged off Kerala Savari on Wednesday.

Shine Jacob Chennai
For Perumal D, life has revolved around cars for the last three decades. The 52-year-old driver from Jagathy in Thiruvananthapuram has been the breadwinner for his family of four.

This Wednesday, he had reason to hope for better prospects of earning from a “new savari (ride)” in his driving career”, as Kerala flagged off one of India’s first online taxi aggregator services owned by a state government.

Named Kerala Savari, the Uber-like application promises passenger safety and reasonable remuneration for auto and taxi drivers. For a start, around 541 vehicles — 321 auto rickshaws and 228 cars — are part

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First Published: Aug 18 2022 | 7:47 PM IST

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