Ha Noi looks to develop public transport between 2021-2030

29/10/2020

VGP – The Ha Noi People’Committee has recently issued a plan for the development of public transport in the city in 2021-2030.

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Under the plan, by 2030, 80% to 90% of the people in the inner city will be able to access the bus service within 500 meters.

In order to develop and improve the quality of public transport, Ha Noi will continue to complete the system of legal documents to create a healthy competitive environment and attract all sectors to participate in public transport. The city will also study and propose interest rate support for units involved in the provision of bus transport services in the city in line with regulations.

In addition to strengthening connectivity and reasonably developing different types of public transport, Ha Noi will invest in and effectively exploit the transport infrastructure system, especially the connection and transition infrastructure, while organizing traffic in the direction of giving priority to public passenger transport. 

The city will accelerate the application of science and technology in the management and exploitation of transport activities, as well as mobilizing people to use public transport services, strengthening inspection and handling of violations, and enhancing the management efficiency to reduce costs.

The Ha Noi People’s Committee will clearly define the types and number of vehicles and the public transport network in each period, ensuring the targets under the strategies, programs and plans of the Prime Minister and the city, as well as ensuring connection to the highly populated areas (urban areas, industrial parks) and increase the coverage density of the services to suburban districts and socio-economic development centers.

Ha Noi will report to the Government and propose the issuance of policies and mechanisms concerning the prioritization of ODA capital or on-lent ODA loans for investment projects to purchase modern public transport means which meet Euro 5 emission standards and use renewable energy and environmentally friendly engines.

By Vien Nhu