|Overloaded coaches will be strictly punished following request of Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể. — Photo plo.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể on Tuesday asked concerned organisations to give strict punishment to overloaded coaches during the Tết (Lunar New Year) holidays.
He made this request at a meeting he chaired with concerned agencies to prepare for the holiday season next month.
Thể asked local authorities to raise awareness among residents on traffic safety.
He also asked transport enterprises to be ready providing vehicles when needed. Inspectors must fine violators for overloading and illegal coaches and terminals, he said.
Thể suggested different provinces and cities to come up with a plan to control and ensure traffic safety.
He said airways security and safety must be checked carefully, while the railway sector must ensure the security of carriages, trains and stations.
Director of HCM City’s Department of Transport Bùi Xuân Cường said the department had set up a plan to inspect important places, including Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, Cát Lái Port and the Western and Eastern coach terminals.
The department has joined hands with local authorities to set up transport operation teams for eight provinces and cities. The teams will be tasked with preventing traffic congestion and easing traffic when required. — VNS