Nov 05, 2019 / 22:14

Bus network now covers 78% of Hanoi’s territory

The Hanoitimes - Total number of passengers using buses across Hanoi city in 2019 is estimated at 510.5 million.

Hanoi currently has 124 bus routes, covering 30 districts and towns, 453 out of 584 communes, representing a coverage ratio of 78%, local media quoted a report at a meeting on November 4.

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The report also showed that public passenger transport continues to grow. Total number of passengers using public transport across the city in 2019 is estimated at 948.5 million. Of the number, 510.5 million are transported by bus, meeting about 17.03% of the people’s commuting demand, an increase of 3.2 percentage points compared to 2017.

In the time ahead, the Hanoi People's Committee will keep expanding and improving the quality of public transport services by bus from now to 2020.

Hanoi’s authority will strengthen information technology application in traffic management in order to maximize the capacity of existing transport infrastructure, ensure traffic safety and order and contribute to limiting traffic accidents.

The city also aims to soon complete two schemes namely "Collecting toll on vehicles in some urban areas at risk of traffic congestion and environmental pollution" and "Zoning to curb motorbikes in accordance with infrastructure and service capacity of public transport system to ban motorbikes in the districts in 2030".

The municipal authority also encourages people to use public transport instead of private vehicles.

TAG: Bus