|HCM City is piloting five taxi pick-up areas in District 1. — Photo thanhnien.vn|
HCM CITY — HCM City is piloting five areas for taxis to pick up passengers in District 1 beginning on August 8, according to Trần Vĩnh Tuyến, vice chairman of city’s People’s Committee.
The six-month pilot project will be evaluated and expanded if it is proven effective.
The five taxi pick-up areas will be at 139 Nguyễn Du Street, 16 Alexandre De Rhodes Street, Children’s Hospital No 2, 29 Lý Tự Trọng Street and 3 Hàn Thuyên Street.
Besides the space designated for taxis, the pick-up spots have waiting areas on the pavement, with “no parking” signs posted.
The city said the taxi pick-up stops would ease traffic congestion and make taxi services more efficient in District 1, the city’s central business district. — VNS