Goa: Tourists wishing to visit the scenic Dudhsagar waterfalls will soon be able to book their individual tours via a mobile application.“The Dudhsagar Tour Operators’ Association (DTOA) is in the process of developing an app and the booking through the app would be in addition to the existing online booking via a portal,” said the association’s chairman Dilip Mairekar.Explaining the difference between making a booking through the portal and the app, Mairekar said one has to book an entire jeep via the portal, but through the app the visitors would be able to book a single seat.
Additional principal chief conservator of forests Santosh Kumar said the app would also facilitate the visitors to pay all amounts online at a time.
Presently, a person who visits the falls has to make payments separately. Jeep charges have to be paid to the DTOA, gate entry amount to the forest booth and life jacket charges to the local village panchayat.“Once the app is launched, all payments will be online and no visitor would need to use hard cash, which would be more safer during the ongoing Covid pandemic,” said Kumar, who is also the chief wildlife warden.As per DTOA records, since Sunday, only 270 tourists visited the waterfalls.
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