|Taxis queue for passengers at My Dinh Bus Station in Ha Noi. Taxi and inter-provincial coach companies in the city have been reported to lower their rates. — Photo baomoi.com
HA NOI (VNS) — Taxi and long-range coach companies operating here have lowered their rates, an inspection jointly conducted by the ministries of finance and transport discovered.
Some 81 taxi and 25 inter-provincial coach companies in Ha Noi, as well as buses at the city's My Dinh Bus Station, were checked.
The joint-agency inspection found that many of these companies had slashed their rates for the second time amidst the decline in oil price, Kinh te Do thi (Urban Economy Affairs) reported.
Investigators found that the Ha Noi Taxi Joint Stock Company, Vinamotor Investment Joint Stock Company (inter-provincial coach service) and Mai Linh Dong Do Joint Stock Company (taxi service) had slashed their rates by seven to 20 per cent and were committed to further cuts if the price of oil dropped further.
Meanwhile, at My Dinh, a major bus station in the city, the joint-agency mission found that 85 bus companies, headquartered in Ha Noi or in other provinces and operating here, had declared their reduced tickets to the station's ticket office. — VNS