Delhi Chief Minister and National Convenor of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that if voted to power, the AAP government form a corporation to address the needs of taxi and autorickshaw operators in Goa.
The Delhi Chief Minister was interacting with the taxi unions at Vasco on the second day of his visit to Goa.
“Taxis and auto-rickshaws are important components of the tourism industry, and operators should be provided necessary help to run their business,” Kejriwal said.
“I have been told that government makes a policy without even involving auto or taxi operators that’s why you have to suffer. We will make a corporation for you. That corporation will consist of 1 or 2 officials and the rest of them will all of you (auto and taxi operators). They will run the corporation and they will form the policy.” He added.
If a taxi or an auto-rickshaw driver meets with an accident, the state government will bear the medical expenses, when the AAP is voted to power, he said.
Kejriwal further said that to weed out corruption, a faceless system will be set up in the state transport department so that all the work can be done online.
Speaking about the High Court order that makes meters mandatory for taxis, the Delhi chief minister said the AAP will challenge the order before the Supreme Court considering the difficulties faced by taxi operators.