Speed governor issue: Sawaikar takes up concerns of cabbies with Gadkari


PANAJI: The South Goa Member of Parliament Narendra Sawaikar has submitted a representation to the Union Minister for Road, Transport, and Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari as regards issues raised by the tourist taxi owners associations from north as well as south Goa against implementation of speed governors to the tourist taxis in the state.

Sawaikar stated that Gadkari has assured him of looking into the matter.

Referring to the related petitions received by him from both the associations, Sawaikar in his representation to Gadkari has stated, “It may kindly be seen from both the petitions that the tourist taxi owners in Goa are apprehensive about implementation of the fitment of the speed limiting devices, which is likely to adversely affect their livelihood. Besides it will also hamper smooth and fast movement of the vehicles carrying tourist and in emergency situations.”

“In view of the above, I would request you to kindly direct the concerned officials to examine and review the issue in larger interest of tourist taxi owners of Goa,” the representation added.

Furthermore, Sawaikar has also raised a question with the Union Ministry of Coal, in the Lok Sabha, as regards pollution in Goa due to the transportation of coal to which the union ministry has replied that “The information is being collected and shall be laid on the table of the House.”

The South Goa MP had asked the Union Ministry of Coal, “Whether the government is aware of growing environmental pollution caused due to transportation of coal from Goa and if so, the details thereof.”

He had further questioned the Union Ministry, “Whether government is considering any changes in the transportation of coal from Goa, which will take adequate care of this serious problem and if so, the details thereof.”