goa driverIn a bid to extend full security to the tourists especially women, the Goa government introduced radio taxis driven by women trained in martial arts.
According to Goa Tourism Development Corporation official, the objective of starting the service was to offer safe tourist destination for women.
“We want to send a message that Goa is a safe place for tourists especially for women. One of the rules of the taxis is that there should be at least one woman passenger in a group of passengers, if they want to avail of this service,” official said.
These taxis are equipped with a chart of the government approved rates. The GPS (Global Positioning System) has been installed in the radio taxis.
The taxis will be allotted across the coastal belt, especially popular beaches like Calangute, Candolim, Colva and others.
The women taxi drivers are trained in the martial arts and had the basic knowledge of the state’s and its tourism sites.
Goa is one of the top beach tourism destinations in the country and attracts nearly three million tourists annually.