Major changes in the bus routes from the capital are to go into effect on January 2, said the deputy director of the city’s Transport Department, Hà Huy Quang. The changes are intended to reduce congestion. — Photo benxemydinh.com
HÀ NÔI – Major changes in the bus routes from the capital are to go into effect on January 2, said the deputy director of the city’s Transport Department, Hà Huy Quang. The changes are intended to reduce congestion.
Bus routes departing from Hà Nội to the provinces of Đắk Lắk, Gia Lai in the Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands), Hà Tĩnh, Nghệ An in the central region, Nam Định, Thái Bình, Thanh Hóa and Ninh Bình in the north, will move to Nước Ngầm Station in the south of the city. Currently, buses leave from six different stations - Mỹ Đình, Gia Lâm, Yên Nghĩa, Sơn Tây, Trôi and Phùng.
Bus routes linking the city with northern provinces of Bắc Kạn, Cao Bằng, Hà Giang. Lai Châu, Lào Cai, Phú Thọ, Quảng Nam, Thái Nguyên, Tuyên Quang, Vĩnh Phúc, and Yên Bái will be shifted to Mỹ Đình Station.
Routes linking the city with the provinces of Bà Rịa Vũng Tàu in the south, Kon Tum and Đắk Nông in the Central Highland, Điện Biên, Hòa Bình and Thanh Hóa in the north will be transferred from crowed stations in Mỹ Đình, Giáp Bát and Nước Ngầm to Yên Nghĩa Station.
Passengers to the northern provinces of Hà Nam, Hải Dương, Hải Phòng and Hưng Yên will depart from Giáp Bát Station in the south of the city, while those going to the provinces of Bắc Giang and Lạng Sơn will depart from Gia Lâm Station.
The city’s Transport Department has asked provincial departments to advise bus companies of the changes in order to implement them effectively.
The city department asked transport companies to co-ordinate closely with relevant offices and station management boards to urgently finalize contracts with the new stations and end the ones with the previous ones.
Management boards of bus stations in the city have been told to set up detailed timetable to ensure the stable operation of transport enterprises, and submit them to the Transport Department for approval.
Ticket prices must be posted in all stations. The city’s transport police and inspectors have been tasked with studying the new route plan so they can deal with violations immediately.—VNS