HA NOI(VNS) — The Nhon – Ha Noi elevated railway project's management board said yesterday they had removed barriers at some construction sites to reduce problems during peak traffic hours.
|Workers remove barriers at the Xuan Thuy – Nguyen Phong Sac intersection. — Photo Vnexpress.net
The barriers at the section near Mai Dich flyover on Ho Tung Mau Road and at the section in front of the Academy of Journalism and Communication on Xuan Thuy Road have been removed.
The barriers had been set up as a safety measure, but they took up a considerable part of the roads, affecting traffic movement, police said.
The removal of the barriers came several days after a meeting between the Ha Noi department of transport, Ha Noi Police and relevant agencies on measures to reduce traffic jams in the city.
At the meeting, Deputy Chairman of Ha Noi People's Committee Nguyen Quoc Hung asked competent agencies to stop work on projects where contractors were violating regulations.
Tran Dang Hai, chief inspector of the municipal department of transport, said the department had checked all barriers at construction sites in the city and had found violation of regulations regarding duration of construction and environment hygiene in many areas.
For instance, the Nhon-Ha Noi Railway and Cat Linh-Ha Dong railway projects were fined a total of VND79 million (US$3,500).
The inspectors also imposed administrative fines of VND29 million (US$1,300) on violators of Thanh Xuan, Trung Hoa underground tunnel regulations. — VNS