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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

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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