Bus services are ready to operate at full capacity to meet travel demand. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — The Hà Nội administration has permitted bus services to resume operations at full capacity from February 8, following an over-three-month hiatus caused by the pandemic.
Đào Việt Long, deputy director of the Hà Nội Department of Transport, said Hà Nội Public Transport Management Centre was assigned to develop a plan for buses to return at 100 per cent capacity from February 8, the same time students will go back to school after the Lunar New Year holiday.
Earlier, the Hà Nội Transport Corporation (Transerco), proposed the city government allow buses to operate at full capacity to serve people travelling by bus more conveniently.
From October 14, 2021, bus routes throughout the capital were only allowed to carry half their designed capacity and no more than 20 passengers at a time due to pandemic prevention and control.
Waiting for a bus took about 15-60 minutes.
Transerco said the number of passengers travelling by bus was increasing again.
Bus service units confirmed that they were ready to deploy vehicles as well as pandemic preventive measures to meet travel demand. — VNS