Sep 24, 2020 / 23:40

Five Hanoi streets closed to traffic for Mid-Autumn Festival

The Hanoitimes - The ban on motorized vehicles in five Old Quarter streets takes effect from September 19 to October 1, 2020.

The Hanoi Department of Transportation has banned traffic on five streets of the Old Quarter for the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2020.

 Five Hanoi streets will be closed to traffic for Mid-Autumn Festival. Photo: Minh Hieu

Vehicles will not be allowed to circulate in five routes (streets) namely Hang Ma (the section from Hang Cot-Hang Ga to Hang Duong-Dong Xuan intersection), Hang Luoc, Hang Roi, Hang Chai, Hang Khoai (from the Dong Xuan-Hang Giay intersection to the Hang Khoai-Hang Luoc junction).

The ban is effective from September 19 to October 1, 2020 (from August 3 to 15 of the lunar calendar), during which vehicles will be diverted to the streets of Phan Dinh Phung, Hang Dau, Lo Ren, Hang Ca, Ngo Gach, Hang Vai, and Lan Ong to go from the East to the West of the city and vice versa. 

Meanwhile those going from the North to the South and vice versa will be deviated to the streets Ly Nam De, Phung Hung, Phung Hung, Hang Dao, Hang Ngang, Hang Duong, Dong Xuan, Hang Giay, Tran Nhat Duat, and Tran Quang Khai.

Electronic motorcycles, bicycles and electric bicycles of dwellers in the restricted area are allowed provided that the owners bear a ticket of the festival’s Management Board.

The Hanoi Department of Transport proposed the People's Committee of Hoan Kiem district preside over and coordinate with the Inspector of the Department of Transport and related bodies to guide the distribution of traffic flows in order to avoid traffic congestion.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the biggest festives in Vietnam when mostly young people and children pour into the streets to contemplate the full moon.