HA NOI (VNS) — The Ha Noi Transport Department has proposed to the Ministry of Transport that a specific colour of taxi badges should be issued in the city.
Director of the department Nguyen Quoc Hung said that the move was expected to curb taxi firms with badges registered in other provinces from operating their vehicles in Ha Noi, which has been causing management difficulties for the municipal agencies.
Hung said that the department has also proposed that the validity period of the taxi badges be reduced. The validity is now 12 months.
Under the proposal, the taxi firms would be required to return the old taxi badges before getting a new one, he said.
However, the ministry should consider carefully how to reduce the validity period of the taxi badges to avoid causing difficulties to the taxi companies when they apply for extension of the validity, said head of the ministry's Viet Nam Road Administration Nguyen Duc Thang.
Head of the ministry's Transport Department Khuat Viet Hung said that issuing a specific colour of taxi badges in big cities like Ha Noi and HCM City was a good idea.
Studies by the city's transport department have shown that there are 107 taxi firms operating in the city now. — VNS