Virajpet MLA K.G.Bopaiah at the inauguration of Royal Brothers at Madikeri. Image: Twitter
By: K K Aiyamma
Tour operators have protested against the bike rental services being offered at Coorg. According to the Economic Times report; Taxi Drivers have also supported the protest.
Royal Brothers a bangalore based biked rental company has been offered permission to offer Bike Rental services at Coorg.
The Tour operators and taxi drivers marched to the DC Office. They claim that;
there are around 1,400 autos in Madikeri and many of them are already reeling under financial constraints. Such a move would only make things worse for them.
One point to ponder is that, is bike rentals a safe bet, in literal sense. Unlike Goa which is much better connected by roads, Coorg is different ball game. Roads are narrow, many- if not most service roads in the Coorg interiors are dirt roads.
In Goa, even individuals rent our their bikes. If that is going to happen at Coorg also, then expect a lot of bikes on Coorg streets, especially during tourist seasons.