Goa Tourism Development Corporation (A Government of Goa Undertaking) has launched Women’s Taxi Service exclusively for women and families in the state of Goa on 16th Oct 2014 which was inaugurated by then Chief Minister and present Defense Minister of India Hon’ble Shri. Manohar Parrikar. The service offers safe and excellent travel facilities to visiting tourist and local population for travelling within the state of Goa which is comparable to the best hospitality standards in the world. This is an attempt to promote Goa as a world class tourist destination by offering Radio Taxi Services in the state operated by local women of the state. The fleet of taxis are newly commissioned Toyota Etios AC sedan vehicles and are available for use in the entire state of Goa through the call centre established exclusively for the purpose, the call centre is also manned by local ladies proficient in Hindi, English and local language and can be contacted by dialing.
The taxis are captained by local Goan ladies who are well trained by GTDC and are known as Travel Hostesses. These Travel Hostesses are imparted training namely in areas of Etiquettes, Mannerism, Self Defense, Travel and Tourist Guide, First Aid provider, and also Defensive Driving to champion and advocate the cause of Road Safety. They are also certified under the Government of India’s National Skill Development Program (NSDC) as skilled drivers through Automotive Skill Development Program (ASDC).
The vehicles are metered taxis and charge the user as per the fare structure prescribed by Directorate of Transport, Government of Goa and Goa Tourism Development Corporation. The service user travelers are presented with a printed copy of the bill on completion of trip. The taxis are also fitted with modern GPS gadgets for real time location tracking, panic button services and two-way communication system with the control room. The taxi service can boast about having a good team of travel hostess with utmost qualitative approach for customer service and personal integrity and moral values.