This means that 2,703 taxis are likely to face cancellation of their vehicle permit for failure to comply with the directorate of transport’s orders as per the high court of Bombay at Goa’s directive.
“The fitments (for the remaining series) will continue and we are complying with the high court’s directions,” director of transport, Rajan Satardekar told TOI.
There was poor response for the fitment of the preceding series — vehicles registered in the zero to one series — as well. There are 3,584 taxi operators in the this series, but only 137 vehicles installed the digital meter before the deadline in July against 513 bookings made for fitments.
The directorate of transport has already issued nearly 3,000 orders for cancellation of taxi permit in the zero to one series, Satardekar said.
Transport minister Mauvin Godinho said that permits of the defaulting taxis will be cancelled if they fail to oblige by the directive by the due date.
The department will now take up the next series in line and set a fresh deadline for the same.