A delegation of 20 members belonging to north and south Goa tourist taxi owners associations was on Saturday advised by Calangute MLA Michael Lobo to put forth their demands, in writing, before the Chief Secretary (CS) at the assembly complex on Monday so that a discussion could be held on the issue.
The tourist taxi owners called on the Calangute MLA at his office to discuss their issues and seek his advice on the future course of action.
Lobo, while speaking to the media, said that 7 to 8 demands that have not been met would be submitted in writing by the taxi owners on Monday at the Secretariat when the assembly session begins.
When 20-member delegation – 12 north Goa tourist taxi owners and 8 south Goa tourist taxi owners turned up for discussion, Lobo assured them that an appointment of the Chief Secretary will be taken towards holding a discussion with government officials like the RTA director, tourism director and others pertaining to the taxi business. A meeting can be held at the assembly conference hall from Tuesday and continued for five days to resolve the taxi owners’ problems, he added.
Vasu Arlekar, president of the North Goa Tourist Taxi Owners Association, brought to the notice of Lobo that the transport department staffers are harassing the taxi drivers, and added that they are also very arrogant.
Bapa Korgaonkar, spokesperson of the North Goa Tourist Taxi Owners Association questioned as to why the MLAs are not supporting their cause, and added that government is supporting the mining dependants and even the liquor traders but why it not backing the taxi operators who are Goans and doing business to support their families.
The taxi owners also held a discussion on moving the Supreme Court over their demands. They informed that suggestions are being taken from an advocate on that.
Some of the taxi drivers also said that government is “supporting illegal trade” in the beach belt, and added that when it comes to our legal trade no one is supporting us.
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Source:: The Navhind Times