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​Goa cabs equipped with hi-tech alert buttons for the safety of tourists!

This attribute has been especially incorporated for the safety of women tourists in the state.

Tourist taxis in Goa will now have an automated GPS-linked distress button, attached to their digital meters, which will immediately trigger a local police response. In case of any mishap, this feature will aid the commuters, says the Transport Minister of Goa. Reportedly, this attribute has been especially incorporated for the safety of women tourists in the state, given the boom in tourism here.

Cabs with a panic button, GPS & location tracker

The installation of digital meters in all tourist taxis in the state is mandatory, as per the directive circulated by the Bombay High Court bench in Goa. Consequently, these cabs will now have a panic button, GPS system and a location tracker, which aims to ensure the safety and welfare of tourists.

How will the distress button work?

These panic buttons are a step towards ensuring and enhancing the security of the travellers, who can make use of this feature, if they feel threatened in any way. Once pressed, the distress button will immediately connect to the servers and send an alert to the state's control room.

The control room will then pass on this alert to the police station of the respective area and the cab will be located immediately; accordingly, necessary actions will be undertaken. This provision will be a part of the facilities provided by the cab services of Goa.

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