A section of Tô Lịch river in Hà Nội. — Photo baodautu.vn
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội’s Department of Transport has proposed the municipal authorities approve a project to build three overpasses crossing Tô Lịch river for pedestrians and cyclists.
The overpasses will cross the river in Đống Đa and Cầu Giấy districts.
The project is aimed at helping citizens’ travelling and reduce accidents along Láng Street which runs along Tô Lịch river and at crossroads in the areas, according to deputy director of the department Ngô Mạnh Tuấn.
There are many bus stops along Láng Street, where many State agencies, schools and hospitals are located, but most of the bus stops are far from existing overpasses so it was difficult and dangerous for people to cross crossroads to reach them, he said.
Construction of the three overpasses is estimated to cost VNĐ36 billion (US$1.56 million), of which more than VNĐ28 billion will be earmarked from the city’s budget.
If approved, the overpasses are expected for completion and put into operation next year. — VNS