ban taxis on multiple streets during rush hours
The ban is
hoped to help reduce traffic congestion
transport department has published a list of streets and thoroughfares which
taxis will be prohibited from entering during rush hours starting this month.
Workers are currently busy placing
no-entry signage on the chosen streets, done as part of the municipal
authorities’ bid to reduce traffic congestion in the Vietnamese capital.
The no-taxi ban is applicable to Mai
Xuan Thuong and Hoang Hoa Tham Streets, the section from Mai Xuan Thuong to
Ngoc Ha, during 6:30 am - 8:30am and 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm from Monday to Friday,
according to the transport department.
Taxis are also prevented from going
through Chuong Duong Bridge from Nguyen Van Cu Street to the city’s downtown
area between six and nine in the morning on weekdays.
From 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, cabs will
be restricted from entering the intersection of Nguyen Co Trach and Ho Tung
Mau Streets in Cau Giay District.
Also during this timeframe, both
taxis and conventional automobiles are not allowed to go on Xuan Thuy Street,
the section from the Xuan Thuy – Pham Hung Intersection to the Xuan Thuy –
Tran Thai Tong Intersection.
From 6:00 am to 9:00 am every day,
the no-taxi ban applies for the section from Nhon into the city’s downtown
through Dien Bridge.
Between 6:00 am and 9:00 am, and
4:30 pm and 7:30 pm from Monday to Friday, taxis are banned from entering De
La Thanh and Kham Thien Streets.
From December 25, taxis will not be
allowed to drive through Giang Vo, Lang Ha, Le Van Luong Streets during the above
timeframes. This restriction aims to serve the new bus rapid transit (BRT)
route going on these roads.
The Hanoi transport department has
previously suggested that the no-taxi ban be applied to ride-hailing services
such as GrabCar and Uber.