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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

Question: 

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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