Transport departments from HCM City and southern provinces have started a campaign to better control unauthorised buses, coaches and bus terminals. — Photo hanoimoi.com
HCM CITY — Transport departments from HCM City and southern provinces have started a campaign to better control unauthorised buses, coaches and bus terminals. They will also punish the owners of buses that stop in unauthorised places.
Many illegal bus stopovers have been reported on National Highway No 1A near Bình Phước crossroads and near petrol stations in Thanh Bình and Huệ Thiên communes in Thủ Đức District.
In the evenings, many buses pick up passengers and load or unload cargo at bus stopovers illegally set up at Điện Biên Phủ Street near Văn Thánh Bridge in HCM City’s Bình Thạnh District.
Illegal bus stopovers are also common on National Highway No 51 in Đồng Nai Province and on National Highway No 13 in Bình Dương Province.
A new inspection campaign is being conducted at bus stopovers and terminals between February 5 and March 2. Violators will be seriously punished, a spokesman from the Inspection Division of the HCM City’s transport department said.
Trần Quốc Khánh, chief inspector of the department, said inspections would be conducted regularly on National Highway No 13, No 22, and No 1A (the stretch from Bình Phước Bridge in Thủ Đức District to Suối Tiên Tourist Park in District 9), on Điện Biên Phủ Street in Bình Thạnh District, and at the Western and Eastern Bus Terminals.
Transport inspectors will seriously punish violators, especially for illegal pickup of passengers.
The Department of Transport in Đồng Nai Province has urged agencies to punish illegal bus and coach services and those using unauthorised bus stopovers and terminals.
Đồng Nai traffic police force will conduct patrols and punish violators for exceeding the speed limit, overloading, travelling in the wrong lane, and illegally outrunning other vehicles.
Nguyễn Đỗ Vũ, chief inspector from Bình Dương Province’s Department of Transport, said the department had plans to put unlicensed bus and coach services under control during the Tết (Lunar New Year) holidays. — VNS