The Qatari government launched Mowasalat, a company 100% owned by the government, managed and operated by the state authorities to ensure the smooth provision of "integrated ground transportation services" for the entire country with a growing population of more than 1,400,000 people. Previously, 3,000 privately owned orange taxis used to rule the streets of Qatar but the government took them off the roads as they saw them as a threat to the new Mowasalat taxis. There has been much controversy over this move, as it is now very hard to find a taxi in Doha. Taxis are one of the most convenient ways to get around Doha and the entire country of Qatar. There is generally only one company offering taxi services in Qatar. Both inner-city and inter-city buses are operated by the same company – Karwa. Tourists can get from one side of the Qatar Peninsular to the other by bus. Connections are offered between Doha, Al Khor, Dukhan, and Umm Sa’id. However, there are plenty of stops available between these cities. Traveling around the capital city by bus is often the most popular mode of transportation in Doha.