|Ha Noi's Transport Department is considering increasing the frequency of buses to reduce traffic jams. — Photo vietnamnet.vn
HA NOI VNS) — Vu Van Vien, director of Ha Noi's Department of Transport has called for more connections between bus stations and the city's centre to create favourable conditions for residents.
Vien said at a meeting with representatives of transport enterprises and bus stations in Ha Noi yesterday that the management of buses arriving and departing Nuoc Ngam, Giap Bat and Yen Nghia plays a vital role in reducing traffic congestion.
Nguyen Van Lap, director of Nuoc Ngam Bus Station, said there were only three bus routes to the station and passengers often had to wait for 30 minutes to board the buses, he said.
This posed a problem for passengers who usually had to travel by taxi or by xe om (motorcycle taxi), he said.
Lap suggested to the transport department to consider increasing the frequency of buses to better serve people's transportation needs.
He also proposed to the department to link the station with schools and hospitals in the city's centre because the station can house another four to five bus routes.
Meanwhile, a representative from Yen Nghia Bus Station's management board said although the bus station has a large area, it has problems with connection.
Specifically, Highway No 6 is the only route passing by the station but the road to the station is badly damaged and poses a danger to vehicles travelling in and out.
The representative blamed the construction of Cat Linh – Ha Dong elevated railway project for the degraded road.
The representative asked the Ha Noi's Department of Transportation to direct the railway project management unit to carry out road maintenance, and modify barriers to facilitate travelling of vehicles.
Vien said he has authorised the transport division under his department to co-ordinate with Ha Noi's Traffic Control Centre to increase links from bus stations to the city's centre to lessen traffic congestion. — VNS