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Kerala government to launch online cab service 'Kerala Savari'

Published on July 28, 2022
Current Context: Kerala government will launch an alternative for Uber and Ola, the e-taxi service 'Kerala Savari' next month.
Kerala government to launch online cab service 'Kerala Savari'
  • 'Kerala Savari' online taxi service is launched by the State labour department linking the existing auto-taxi network in the state to provide safe travel at affordable rates and it will also help the auto-taxi labour sector.
  • 'Kerala Savari' e-taxi service will be launched at a function held at Kanakakkunnu palace at the beginning of the Malayalam month Chingam, which is on August 17.
  • This service is the first such initiative by a State government of the country and the first such system in the government sector in the world.
  • The implementing agency for 'Kerala Savari' is Kerala Motor Transport Workers Welfare Fund Board with support from the departments like Legal Metrology, transport, IT, and Police.
  • 'Kerala Savari' will charge eight percent as a service charge in addition to government fixed rates.
  • 'Kerala Savari' app is designed keeping in mind the security standards for women and children. To ensure safety, drivers joining the scheme need to get a police clearance certificate. The app also has a 'panic button' feature which can be used in case of danger.
  • 500 auto-taxi drivers in the Thiruvananthapuram corporation limited are already members of the scheme.
  • Static Knowledge:
    • CM of Kerala - Pinarayi Vijayan
    • Governor of Kerala - Arif Mohammed Khan


Q.1 Which state government will launch an online cab service Which is the Country’s first such online cab service being rolled out by the state Labour Department linking the existing auto-taxi networks?
a. Karnataka
b. Tamil Nadu
c. Maharashtra
d. Kerala
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