|A traffic jam on Giảng Võ Street in Hà Nội. The capital will adjust the routes of coaches from other provinces to limit the number of coaches driving though the city centre and causing traffic jams, transport experts said. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hùng|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội will adjust the routes of coaches from other provinces to limit the number of coaches going though the city’s centre and causing traffic jams, transport experts said.
The Vietnam News Agency this week conducted a study that shows that every day about 80 coach routes go through the central of Hà Nội, a fact that can be linked to many of the traffic jams in main streets in the capital.
To reduce the problem, the Hà Nội Department of Transport has several times this year set up plans to move some coach routes from the Mỹ Đình Terminal to the Nước Ngầm Terminal to limit the number of coaches going through central Hà Nội and ensure working capacity of the Nước Ngầm Terminal.
But until now, the department’s proposals were not accepted by coach enterprises, as they said that the movement would affect their working schedule and residents’ travelling demand.
Following guidance of chairman of the Hà Nội People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung, the Hà Nội Department of Transport has sent a report to the municipal People’s Committee about their adjustment for coach routes going through central Hà Nội.
In the report, the department asked the Giáp Bát, Nước Ngầm, Mỹ Đình, Yên Nghĩa and Gia Lâm terminals to make statistics of the number of coaches from other provinces coming to the terminals, and allocate the coaches to different proper routes.
Đào Việt Long, head of the Transport Management Division under the Hà Nội Department of Transport, said that the department had collected ideas from coach enterprises to form the most suitable plan, reported the plan to the city authorities and is waiting for approval.
Chairman of the Hà Nội Transport Association Bùi Danh Liên said that the city should pay more attention to connecting the system of public vehicles, especially in the inner city. — VNS