In one of the shocking revelations, the transport minister of Goa Mr. Mauvin Godinho has made an announcement that those who did not install the Digital Meters on their Cab will lose their licenses and this process will start with 3000 cabbies in the state in the first phase. Here are more details…
Transport minister Mauvin Godinho early in march announced that it is mandatory for all taxi drivers to fix digital meters that will be free of cost for all the auto and taxi drivers because the taxi business was badly affected due to this Corona pandemic so the transport minister decided to provide the digital meters to all auto and taxi drivers without cost.
Mauvin Godinho said the digital meters fixation is mandatory for every taxi driver, else we will cancel the permit and license as a result of which they will not be able to operate their vehicles and will suffer a loss. Instead, these strict guidelines by the minister for installing meters to all taxis in Goa nearly 3000 taxis were found without the digital meters.
The operators of taxi in 0 to 1 series was strictly ordered to fix the digital meters in the taxi by July 24 instead of out of 3584 taxi operators in series 0 to 1 only 137 taxi operator fixed the device and 513 made a booking for the installment of the device.
After the survey and visiting the reports, Mauvin Godinho on 4 August announced that the permit and license of nearly 3000 taxis in series 0 to 1, will be canceled for violating and failing the minister’s guideline of installing digital meter within the provided deadline that was July 24
The directorate of the transport has started to schedule to provide a digital meter for the taxi operator of series 2 and 3 and the last date of fitment for the meter of this series is August 18.
On August 5 Wednesday a notice was published by the department of transport minister”2934 taxi operators have failed to fix the digital meters and violated the order of the high court and transport minister so government bureaucrats and transport officers will be pulled up for terminating the permit and license of these operators.
I hope that further series 2 and 3 will follow the directive and will not fail in fixing the digital meters by August 18
The department of transport of Goa has fixed 8 digital meter fixing centers across Goa. These centres are at Bicholim, Merces , Navelim , Dabolim , Parvorim , Vasco and Margao .The transport minister said that the permit and license of reneging taxis will be canceled if they fail to bind up with the directive by the due date.