Mobility for our disabled and elderly citizens is a much needed service.
With increasing numbers of young Goans choosing to live in nuclear families, migrating abroad or to larger urban centres within India, senior citizens are often left to fend for themselves.
Affordable, non-emergency mobility is a much needed service to continue a life of dignity. Visits to doctors/hospitals, places of worship, shopping trips, social visits (walk on the beach, lunch, cinema, lectures, et al) require elaborate planning and coordination.
The current taxi services are woefully inadequate to serve these needs. What is required is a taxi equipped with a lift/ramp access, proper equipment to securely lock down the wheelchair, additional space for an assistant or caregiver and drivers who are sensitive to the needs of such customers.