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Capital to install traffic cameras

Update: November, 08/2014 - 09:56

HA NOI (VNS)— Vice chairman of the capital city People's Committee Nguyen Quoc Hung ordered Ha Noi's Transport Department to install traffic cameras along Ring Road 3 at a meeting on Tuesday.

The elevated road links Cau Giay District and Hoang Mai District, in addition to connecting Ha Noi with nearby provinces via national highways 1A, 5 and 18 and Thang Long-Noi Bai Expressway.

At the meeting, Hung also asked the department to install cameras at train stations, bus stations and major hospitals to stop taxi drivers from breaking traffic rules. Taxi companies might have their business licences revoked if many drivers violated traffic rules, he said.

Deputy head of the city's Traffic Police Office Senior Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Van Tong said that the police had dealt with about 11,000 traffic violations by taxi drivers this year.

Most took place at hospital entrances and bus stations and consisted mainly of parking in the wrong place or driving in the wrong lane.

Vice chairman Hung required that the transport department finish expanding My Dinh Bus Station by December 15 in order to meet increasing demand. The city now has nearly 17,200 taxis and about 4,000 coaches transporting passengers from Ha Noi to other localities and vice versa. — VNS

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