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Coach tickets to be available at schools, colleges

Update: January, 05/2016 - 18:37
The co-operation between the schools and transport enterprises will help to ease the students' worries about the availability of coach tickets on the Lunar New Year. — Photo laodongthudo.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) has asked schools, colleges and universities to co-operate with transport enterprises to sell coach tickets to students at their educational institutions and hostels.

The move is in line with the guidelines issued by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to ensure traffic safety and order on the New Year and Lunar New Year Holidays, and would make it easier for students to come home on the Lunar New Year 2016 holiday.

The move aims to support students to return to their hometowns as well as reduce pressure on the transport hubs.

According to Vice Director of Southern Coach Station Vuong Duy Toan, more than 50 per cent of passengers at the station on the Lunar New Year are students, so the co-operation between schools and transport enterprises would help to manage the traffic more easily.

Most of the students welcomed the move.

"Although the way from Ha Noi to my hometown is quite convenient, and there are many coaches, we might be forced to go home in low-quality coaches if we do not buy tickets in advance because it is the end of the year," a student from Thai Binh Northern Province, said.

Quang Hung, a student from Nam Dinh, said he had to queue up for hours to buy a ticket at the bus station in the last Lunar New Year, so this time he really looked forward to support from the transport enterprises and schools.

Besides, the MoET has also asked schools, colleges and universities to conduct activities to promote traffic laws to students. — VNS

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