Hanoi resumes bus, taxi services from October 14

23:30 14/10/2021

The Hanoi administration has permitted bus and taxi services to resume operations at a limited capacity from 6 a.m. on October 14, following a three-month hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bus routes throughout the capital are allowed to operate at 50% of their maximum capacity from October 14. However, inter-provincial bus lines will have to follow instructions issued by the Ministry of Transport.

Bus routes throughout the capital are allowed to operate at 50% of their maximum capacity from October 14. However, inter-provincial bus lines will have to follow instructions issued by the Ministry of Transport.

The first buses leave Kim Ma Bus Station at 5:30 a.m., 30 minutes earlier than the allowed time of 6 a.m.

The first buses leave Kim Ma Bus Station at 5:30 a.m., 30 minutes earlier than the allowed time of 6 a.m.

Besides the driver, the bus conductor is ready to go through the same routine every day.

Besides the driver, the bus conductor is ready to go through the same routine every day.

Bottles of hand sanitizer, QR codes for passengers to scan, and notices on the Health Ministry’s 5K message for the nation’s COVID-19 fight, are available on all buses.

Bottles of hand sanitizer, QR codes for passengers to scan, and notices on the Health Ministry’s 5K message for the nation’s COVID-19 fight, are available on all buses.

Both the driver and conductor are now fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both the driver and conductor are now fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before the bus hits the road, the driver must sign a paper to ensure the bus meets all safety requirements.

Before the bus hits the road, the driver must sign a paper to ensure the bus meets all safety requirements.

Although Hanoi eases COVID-19 restrictions, only few passengers use the local bus services because their main customers, including students and migrant workers, are staying in their hometown.

Although Hanoi eases COVID-19 restrictions, only few passengers use the local bus services because their main customers, including students and migrant workers, are staying in their hometown.

The driver, staff, and passengers show their joy at resuming their daily routine.

The driver, staff, and passengers show their joy at resuming their daily routine.

Nguyen Thi Chinh, a resident of Cau Giay district, says she is happy to use public transport again as it’s convenient for elderly people like her to travel within the inner city.

Nguyen Thi Chinh, a resident of Cau Giay district, says she is happy to use public transport again as it’s convenient for elderly people like her to travel within the inner city.

Few passengers can be seen during rush hour on October 14 throughout the capital city.

Few passengers can be seen during rush hour on October 14 throughout the capital city.

The driver is required to keep the bus clean in a bid to prevent the possible spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The driver is required to keep the bus clean in a bid to prevent the possible spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Passengers will maintain a safe distance from each other to fight the pandemic.

Passengers will maintain a safe distance from each other to fight the pandemic.

Taxi services also resume operations as of October 14.

Taxi services also resume operations as of October 14.

Only a few taxis can be seen during the rush hour.

Only a few taxis can be seen during the rush hour.

The resumption of taxi services helps local residents to move about more conveniently after a three-month suspension of the service.

The resumption of taxi services helps local residents to move about more conveniently after a three-month suspension of the service.
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