On Tuesday Goa Transport Minister said that the Department has written to the Cyber Crime Cell to take action against Uber for operating in Goa without permission.
Goa Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho on Tuesday said that a complaint has been filed against ride-hailing major Uber for commencing operations in the coastal state without taking permission. Speaking to reporters ahead of the session, Godinho said the state government has taken action against Uber by writing to the Cyber Crime branch for allegedly illegally starting taxi operations.
We have written to the Cyber Crime branch and have asked (Uber) how could they start the business without taking permission. How can such a big company start a business without taking formal permission?.
The Minister said that taxi operators send proposals to the state government, but latter has not taken any decision on it.
"Everyone wants to come to Goa to do business," he added. Taxi operators in Goa have objected to the operations of Ola and Uber cabs
This news spread on Sunday, that this online cab service - Uber was active for airport pickups and drop-offs only. Uber’s airport cab service in Goa is applicable in premium category rides only.
However the MOPA Airport official took twitter to reply on the Uber service in Goa. Wherein they tweeted saying “We are currently not in a partnership with Uber or any of its associates. Please be aware of anyone claiming otherwise. We urge you to always check with relevant authorities for official confirmation”.