Goa tourism is set to launch its amphibious bus service as it has now got all the required permissions, including the crucial permission from the transport department.
Addressing mediapersons, Goa tourism development corporation, chairperson, Nilesh Cabral, along with tourism minister Dilip Parulekar, on Friday, said they have got a nod from the transport department to start the service.
The indigenously built amphibious buses had been ready to use for over six months, but the Goa tourism could not start the service without the necessary permission from the transport department, said Cabral.
This will be the first-of-its -kind service in the country. The amphibious vehicle can operate in the sea as well on surface
To a question, Cabral said the date for the launch of the service will be finalized shortly. “A local operator has been selected to manage the service. Subsequently, more buses will pumped into service,” Cabral said.