Thao told a municipal meeting last week that priority would be given to new outskirt bus stations in areas with many cars, such as routes passing the Thang Long and Thanh Tri bridges and National Highway 32.
Inter-provincial transport systems are being restructured and coaches are being moved to new locations on their routes.
Regarding stations operating illegally, some that temporarily met requirements could be considered for licences to meet demand and ensure security and order.
The chairman also urged authorities to ensure people’s rights to travel, the rights of transport enterprises and strictly handle unlicensed buses and illegal stops. All of the capital’s bus stations are presently overloaded due to the doubling of the population in recent years.
My Dinh Station was designed for 900 coach trips daily on an area of 3.5ha. However, the number of trips is now 1,250 daily on an area of 1.98ha. The city has re-organised some route from My Dinh Station to other stations to ease the station’s overload.
Traffic police handle 163 violations
Ha Noi’s Traffic Police handed out 163 traffic fines on Monday during the first day of a two-month crackdown targeting coaches, taxis and cyclos that break traffic rules.
Fines were handed out to the drivers of 63 coaches, 93 taxis and one cyclo. Seven vehicles and 154 sets of vehicles’ documents were temporarily confiscated.
According to the city’s Road and Railway Traffic Police Department, police traffic will work with district and town police and relevant authorities from the transport sector to focus inspection and handling at coach stations, national roads or hospitals and hotels and restaurants located along major transport routes.
Traffic police will focus on violations such as driving unregistered vehicles and taxis that fail to abide by transport regulations.