Hanoi has announced plans to reduce traffic jams in 33 hot spots, said Vu Van Vien, Director of the municipal Department of Transport.
Hanoi chairman Nguyen Duc Chung said that a motorbike ban was just a proposal from the transport department and has not been approved by the city.
The number of passengers using open-top tour buses in the capital was averaging about only 7 per trip each day, according to a report by the Hanoi Transport Company (Transerco).
Hanoi’s Transport Department and the Hanoi Transport Corporation have proposed to the municipal People’s Committee a pilot programme on using an electronic transportation cards on BRT route 01, connecting Kim Ma and Yen Nghia bus stations.
The Hanoi Police Department has proposed moving the Hanoi Railway Station and all the inter-provincial rail tracks to the suburbs to avoid traffic congestion and fatal accidents in the inner city.
Hanoi authorities are drawing up plans to set aside additional streets for pedestrians only to “lessen public dependency” on private vehicles, especially motorbikes, said Vu Van Vien, head of the municipal department of transportation.
Hanoi authorities have again claimed there is sufficient legal ground to implement the draft resolution on banning motorbike in the inner city.
Limiting personal transport means is suggested an urgent solution for Hanoi to tackling congestion, which is mainly caused by the mismatch between the poor infrastructure and the boom of individual vehicles.
In its latest attempt to solve traffic congestion which has been obviously worsening over the years, Hanoi's transport authority now plans to reduce the number of bus services during rush hours.
The People's Committee of Hanoi has kicked off a campaign to make the capital greener, cleaner and more beautiful and control traffic chaos.