|A parking lot in Hoan Kiem District's Dinh Tien Hoang Street. — Photo dantri.com.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Buildings with basements in Hoan Kiem District are being told to allow people working or living there to park their vehicles in the basements.
The city would not allow buildings to use the basements for other purposes while people were being forced to park their vehicles on pavements around the buildings, vice chairman of the Ha Noi People's Committee Nguyen Quoc Hung said at a recent meeting with the district authority.
Hung also ordered the district authority to re-arrange parking lots on pavements to ensure space for pedestrians.
The city transport department and the traffic police were asked to demarcate several parking lots on the pavements of Ba Trieu, Phan Boi Chau and 19/12, because these pavements were more than 3.5m in width, he said.
The traffic police have been ordered to inspect and get rid of illegal parking lots, and to strictly deal with parking lots that were overcharging vehicle owners, he said.
The city has about 320,000 cars and four million motorbikes. — VNS