Motorbike taxis resume in Hà Nội after six-month pause

February, 08/2022 - 18:05
Motorbike taxis can resume in Hà Nội on Tuesday after a six-month year hiatus due to COVID-19, according to the capital city’s transport department.

 

GrabBike services resume in Hà Nội from Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Motorbike taxi services can resume operations in Hà Nội on Tuesday after a six-month hiatus due to COVID-19, according to the capital city’s transport department.

Apps like Grab and Be have started to notify users of the move, with a lot of promotional campaigns to encourage use.

According to the transport department, given that Hà Nội is currently at Level 2 in the COVID-19 outbreak assessment, and to meet the demands of the residents, the decision to allow bike ride-hailing services again has been granted.

The department requires companies to be responsible for monitoring drivers, who must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and comply with 5K and all current regulations to prevent spreading the disease.

The city put a halt on technology-based ride-hailing services in late July last year as the fourth wave of infections became serious, but has allowed taxis and car rides to resume since mid-October. — VNS

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