City moves to alleviate overcrowding in bus stations
HA NOI (VNS)– Recently, Ha Noi’s Transport Department proposed that the municipal People’s Committee transfers 400 buses by the middle of next month, from the city’s busiest bus terminus, My Dinh, to other bus stations to reduce instances of overcrowding.
The first moves started last month, with 57 buses being relocated. Another 91 scheduled buses that run from the station to northern Hoa Binh Province and 76 buses that work the routes to Ha Nam, Ninh Binh, Nam Dinh, Thai Binh, Thanh Hoa and Nghe An will also be transferred to Yen Nghia Station in Ha Dong Distict.
Seventy buses that run to Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Quang Ninh and Phu Tho have also been cut due to insufficient numbers of passengers and 61 buses on the Ha Noi – northern Thai Nguyen Province route will be transferred to Nam Thang Long Station in the near future.
The department also proposes transferring 376 buses to Phap Van Station, as construction work is expected to completed by next year.
At present, over 1,600 buses operate from My Dinh Station with roughly 950 working daily, but at peak times, over 1,200 buses arrive and depart from the station.
Overcrowding at the station, along with illegal parking and passengers being picked up in the surrounding area, has given the capital’s authorities a serious problem to address. The move is also part of the city’s plan to reorganise bus stations. — VNS