Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan flagged off the online cab service 'Kerala Savaari' here on Wednesday. Addressing the inaugural function of 'Kerala Savaari' at Kanakakunnu, Pinarayi Vijayan said that the online cab service is a role model for the country.
Minister V Sivankutty, who presided over the event, said that the 'Kerala Savaari' is implemented to ensure a non-exploited source of income for those who depend on motor vehicles at a time when the neo-liberalization policies are affecting the traditional sectors and workers.
The minister added that the scheme will be implemented in Thiruvananthapuram as a pilot project and will be adopted across the state in a phased manner. He added that changes will be brought in case needed.
"Safety of the passengers will be guaranteed, and every driver will have police clearance. 'Kerala Savaari' app has a panic button system for emergencies. Either driver or passenger can press this button without knowing each other. This will enable the person to obtain the service of the concerned enforcement agencies quickly," the minister said.
Meanwhile, Transport Minister Antony Raju inaugurated the official website of 'Kerala Savaari'. Kerala Motor Workers Welfare Board Chairman KK Divakaran booked the first ride and used the service.
A 24-hour call centre system has been started functioning for the service at Thiruvananthapuram District Office of the Motor Workers Welfare Board.
Dial 9072272208 to contact the Kerala Savaari call centre