Limited number of state-owned buses and exorbitant charges of private taxis leave tourists high and dry in Goa
Vishwas Dass | February 7, 2019
Famous for its scenic beaches and a blend of Indo-Portuguese culture, Goa is a favourite destination for tourists – Indians and foreigners alike. But the state which draws so many tourists every year offers a dismal transportation facility. The capital city of Panaji has very less government-owned buses to ferry passengers to some prominent tourist destinations. Cashing on this, private taxi operators and auto-rickshaw drivers charge exorbitant money from the tourists.
During a recent visit to Goa, I was in for a surprise when I found that Panaji did not have enough AC and non-AC buses run by the state transport authority. The city mostly relied on several private non-AC buses.
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