Fresh pedestrian street to open in October

June 20, 2024 2:36 PM GMT+7

VGP - The People's Committee of Ba Dinh district in Ha Noi will renovate and turn the area around Ngoc Khanh Lake into a pedestrian street.

Fresh pedestrian street to open in October- Ảnh 1.

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The new pedestrian street t will open on the 70th anniversary of the capital city's Liberation Day on October 10 this year.

Local authorities plan to renovate technical infrastructure and urban embellishment of the lake's surrounding area with a total investment of nearly VND30 billion (US$1.18 million) from the district's budget.

The renovation will improve rainwater drainage capacity and create conditions for people to run businesses and offer services.

It will also provide a perfect place for residents and tourists to relax and have fun.

Road surfaces and sidewalks around Ngoc Khanh Lake and surrounding areas will be paved.

The pedestrian street will have more shade with one tree every 5sq.m.

Historical values will be integrated into urban landscape to remind about Giang Vo Duong - an area for practising martial arts, teaching military techniques and high-level military demonstrations of feudal dynasties in the ancient capital of Thang Long.

The Ngoc Khanh Lake pedestrian street will be the second of its kind in Ba Dinh district and the seventh walking street in Ha Noi.

According to the city government's plan, by 2024, Ha Noi will have three more pedestrian streets in the city center, two in Dong Da District and one in Ba Dinh District.

The pedestrian streets are closed to motorized vehicles from 7:00 pm on Friday to midnight on Sunday in Summer. In Winter, the ban starts one hour earlier.

The pedestrian zones have contributed to ensuring safety and order, gradually reducing motorized vehicles, creating a new lifestyle for Ha Noi residents, and promoting Ha Noi as a city of peace./.

Kim Anh