|The crackdown this month will focus on taxis operating near hospitals on streets such as Phu Doan, Tran Hung Dao, Hai Ba Trung, De La Thanh. — Photo zing.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — The Ha Noi police is cracking down on taxis that violate parking rules and drop off passengers in undesignated areas, thus causing traffic chaos near major hospitals.
According to the police, the crackdown this month will focus on taxis operating near hospitals on streets such as Phu Doan, Tran Hung Dao, Hai Ba Trung, De La Thanh.
The police say many taxi drivers inform one another about the presence of traffic police, and in many cases, even leave the taxis unguarded in the street to escape inspection.
However, the drivers have complained that there are not enough taxi stands in important pickup areas, forcing them to halt in the streets.
Senior lieutenant colonel Dao Vinh Thang, head of the citys transport police department, said that the relevant units will increase inspection from 6am to midnightdaily, adding that the Department of Transport should consider building and designating new taxi stands in important pickup areas, especially near major hospitals.— VNS