Thursday, February 08, 2018

Taxi Union opposes move to increase taxis at Dabolim

Vasco: The State government proposal to increase the number of taxis at Dabolim International Airport for the convenience of airline passengers met with strong opposition from the Airport Taxi Union.Calling the proposal illogical, the President of United Taximen Association (union of airport taxi operators) Sanjay Naik said currently they have 350 taxis at the airport, which are sufficient to cater to the transport needs of airport passengers.“We do not know why the government wants to increase the number of taxis at the airport. We are opposed to it and will continue to oppose the proposal as it is illogical,” he said, after a meeting with Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida. A delegation of around 150-odd taxi operators on Wednesday marched to Almeida’s office to put forth their grievances about parking, counter issue at the airport and to seek his support for opposing any proposed increase in taxis at airport.