Better commuting facility & Metered Taxis / Auto-rickshaws for public in Goa

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Auto-rickshaw ​& Taxi ​drivers in ​Goa are fleecing passengers at exorbitant rates. This has resulted in considerable inconvenience for commuters who depend on auto​-​rickshaws ​& taxis ​for their transport needs​.

This unfair pricing affects the commuters who, end up being harassed.

​T​he fare structure ​has never been commissioned nor has action been taken against those who don't use the meter. The auto-drivers too face a number of hardships and this has resulted in a number of social issues as well. Many auto drivers don’t have an insurance. Since it is difficult for them to secure loans, they turn to private moneylenders and hence overcharge.

We therefore request the transport department to

1. Regulate the fares of auto​-​rickshaws ​/ taxis, ​and create a system for updating fare structures.

2. Implement alternate methods like rate card which will benefit the commuters as well as the auto drivers even during fluctuating fuel prices.

3. Establish a helpline towards this, to report violations and ensure strict enforcement

Request your intervention in commissioning and streamlining the auto & taxi fare system in the State. Suggest the RTO officials to stricken these drivers who fleece their customers.

​State Transport Department should arrange to ​ply more number of public transport buses, ​commuting various housing complexes ​around city limits eg. For Panjim​ : OLD GOA - KADAMBA PLATEAU, ALTO RIBANDER, ​CHIMBEL, ​MERCES, ST. CRUZ​, PORVORIM,​ etc. etc. making it very accessible to common man especially senior citizens, children and ladies​.

Hoping the needful will be done for the safe and convenient commute of every citizen in Goa.​