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Ha Noi pilots car parking service on two wide streets

Update: July, 02/2014 - 09:30
The two streets – Ly Thuong Kiet and Tran Hung Dao – have been vetted for the on-road parking service due to their 13-15 metre wide roads and generously sized pavements, ranging between five and seven metres. — Photo Thanh Ha

HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi People's Committee yesterday green lighted plans to develop on-road car-keeping services in two streets in Hoan Kiem District.

The move followed a proposal by the city's Police Department and Transport Department to restore order to the city's streets and promote an orderly traffic culture.

According to the two departments, the two streets – Ly Thuong Kiet and Tran Hung Dao – have been vetted for the on-road parking service due to their 13-15 metre wide roads and generously sized pavements, ranging between five and seven metres.

Ha Noi's streets have long been congested by illegal parking, which has threatened road safety and damaged the city's reputation.

Ha Noi Parking Ltd Co has been licensed to provide the service.

The company's director Bui Dang Thang said that there was a high demand for parking on the two streets, which house State offices and numerous office buildings.

Previously, there had been a surplus of car-keeping services on the two streets, causing problems with managing parking fees and parking plots, Thang said.

He said that the company had also planned to set up a hotline and co-operate with VOV Traffic Channel aired by national radio station to inform drivers about vacant parking plots.

Earlier, Ha Noi Transport Department revoked car-keeping licences from 25 units operating on the two streets. — VNS

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