Despite a series of serious crashes in the past two months, traffic deaths fell in Vietnam when compared against the same period last year as the government continued to focus on improving road safety.
Ho Chi Minh City plans to launch the first river bus transport service in June connecting Bach Dang Wharf in District 1 with Thu Duc district, and a second route in September from Bach Dang Wharf to District 8.
The Hanoi Department of Transport has proposed launching a second Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route connecting Lang – Hoa Lac hi-tech zone and Kim Ma street, Ba Dinh district, Deputy Director of the Department Ngo Manh Tuan said on February 21.
There has been no fatality caused by traffic accidents in Ho Chi Minh City during the 2017 Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, the first time in several years.
The HCM City Department of Transport in the first quarter of this year will finish mapping out a plan to build bus-only lanes on some roads to improve public transit services.
The capital seeks public opinions to unblock the gridlock as the city cannot keep up with the rapidly growing number of personal vehicles.
The Ho Chi Minh City administration has ordered the arrangement of exclusive scheduling for certain commuter groups, a plan previously rejected by local authorities to ease the city’s congestion.
Major changes in the bus routes from the capital are to go into effect on January 2, said the deputy director of the city’s Transport Department, Ha Huy Quang. The changes are intended to reduce congestion.
Car drivers in HCMC may be required to pay a small toll to enter districts 1, 3, 5 and 10 next year.
Five new inner-city bus routes with subsidised fares were launched on Saturday in Danang.