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Kerala to Launch E-Taxi Service From Next Month as an Alternative to Corporate Online Cabs

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  • Kerala govt to launch online cab service ‘Kerala Savari’ in August.
  • The online taxi hiring service is being rolled out by the state Labour Department linking the existing auto-taxi networks.
  • This project will be implemented by the Motor Workers Welfare Board.

The Kerala government is all set to come up with a ‘desi’ alternative to the popular corporate online cabs by launching its own e-taxi service from next month, considered to be the first such initiative by any state government in the country. Named ‘Kerala Savari’, the online taxi hiring service is being rolled out by the state Labour Department linking the existing auto-taxi networks in the state with an aim to ensure safe and dispute-free travel for the public at affordable rates prevailing in the state.

Named ‘Kerala Savari’, the online taxi hiring service is being rolled out by the state Labour Department linking the existing auto-taxi networks in the state with an aim to ensure safe and dispute-free travel for the public at affordable rates prevailing in the state.

Kerala govt to launch online cab service

Addressing a press meet in Thiruvananthapuram, Minister for Education, Labour and Skill Development V. Sivankutty said the unique service was also envisaged as a helping hand to the auto-taxi labour sector, which is facing several challenges now-a-days. The new service would be launched in a function to be held at Kanakakkunnu Palace in Thiruvananthapuram on the beginning day of auspicious Malayalam month of Chingam, which falls on August 17. “This is for the first time that a state government is launching an online taxi service in the country. It is perhaps the first such system in the government sector in the world itself. A complete safe and dispute free travel is the promise given by the Kerala Savari,” Sivankutty said.

“This project will be implemented by the Motor Workers Welfare Board with the cooperation of Planning Board, Legal Metrology, Transport, IT and Police Departments. Indian Telephone Industries, Palakkad a public sector organization, provided technical assistance for the project,” he said. The new service would be launched in a function to be held at Kanakakkunnu Palace here on the beginning day of the Malayalam month of Chingam, which falls on August 17.

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