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Ha Noi to upgrade major bus terminal

Update: February, 21/2014 - 08:20
Ha Noi's most crowded bus terminal, My Dinh in Tu Liem District, will be upgraded to ease traffic congestion and chaos, the municipal administration has decided.— Photo petrotimes

HA NOI (VNS)— Ha Noi's most crowded bus terminal, My Dinh in Tu Liem District, will be upgraded to ease traffic congestion and chaos, the municipal administration has decided.

It has approved a project estimated to cost US$2.47 million that will cover an area of 13,000sq.m. The project will build new parking lots, internal roads and service houses, and install new lighting and fencing. It will also plant trees in the station.

The Ha Noi Transport Corporation, appointed project investor, will draw funds from the State Budget. The upgrade is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of this year.

When the My Dinh Station opened in 2004, it was receiving about 300 buses a day. However, sharp increases in travelling demand and urbanisation pushed this to about 1,200 buses a day in 2009 and 1,300 buses a day last year.

According to the Ministry of Transport, poor management and application of technology has led to improper ways of controlling departures and arrivals at the terminal, leading to severe congestion, especially during peak hours. —VNS

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