Centre for Responsible Tourism (CRT), an organisation backed by Goa Church, today came out in support of taxi operators who are opposing an app-based cab service launched by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation.
Father Freddy Braganza, incharge of CRT, said in a press release that the 'GoaMile' service introduced by GTDC is entirely operated by a Pune-based private firm.
The GTDC's initiative thus only benefits corporates and not local taxi operators, he alleged.
"Instead of curbing illegal activities in...taxi operations, the government engaged a private operator to introduce app-based taxi service without engaging and encouraging traditional tourist taxi owners and drivers to manage their own app for the service," he said.
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