Goa is the only state in India where motorcycles are a licensed form of taxi. Goa’s motorcycle taxi riders, popularly known as ‘pilots’, are a quick way to travel and are best for short distances. The local transport in Goa is not very rapid as compared to the others states in India. Most of the people have their own two wheeler to commute to the remote places in Goa as local transport does not provide the services in those areas. But if are travelling by public transport then you have no option other than hiring these PILOTS for your to reach to your destination.
In 80’s this business was on boom as not many people could afford their own two wheeler and they had to travel with Motorcycle taxis to commute from one place to other, but with the time these PILOTS are started running into losses due to no business as everybody today has at least a two wheeler and also many people started the business of rent a bike.
If you are travelling to Goa via Bus or train, you will find Motorcycle taxis drivers (pilots) waiting for customer on all major Bus-stands and railways stations. You should settle the fare in advance to avoid any confusion or argument.