The budget session of the state Assembly is currently underway.
Godinho said the state government has amended Section 140 of the Goa Motor Vehicles Rules-1991, wherein every motor cab is to be fitted with a digital fare meter along with a printer, Global Positioning System (GPS), and a panic button.
”After floating an e-tender, the work order is issued to an impanelled vendor to supply the devices. The government will soon start fitment of the devices on taxis,” he said.
Goa has 674 yellow/black taxis, 14,575 all India taxis (having a permit to go out of the state), 2,593 all Goa taxis, and 2,250 app-based taxis, Godinho said in the written reply.
Besides, 1,246 motorcycle taxis are also operating in the coastal state, he said.