Ensure traffic safety and order in upcoming holiday (11:40 18/04/2017)

HNP - The Ha Noi People’s Committee has recently issued Document 1735/UBND-DT, asking relevant units to satisfy people's demand of transport and ensure traffic safety and order in upcoming holiday of Reunification Day (April 30) and International Labor Day (May 1).

Accordingly, the Municipal People’s Committee asks the Department of Transport in cooperation with Ha Noi Transport Corporation to prepare plan for guaranteeing safety, quality of public transport service as well as quality of vehicles, hence satisfying people’s demand of transport during the peak period; ensure order and environmental sanitation in bus stations; enhance ticket sale, and prevent speculation, illegal increase of fare; ensure security, safety, order and convenience for passengers, and ease congestion in bus stations.

The Municipal People’s Committee also requires further effort to inspect, check and have administrative and economic measures to handle violations of technical standards, speeding and overloading. Bus station management units shall increase cooperation with public transport units to manage vehicles, and guarantee technical safety of the vehicles before they are put into use.

The Department of Transport and Ha Noi Police Department directs Transport Inspectorate, Road and Railroad Traffic Police, Waterway Traffic Police and authorities to set up inter-disciplinary working groups, maintain 24/7 patrol to control traffic safety in accident-prone routes and areas; severely punish violations of traffic safety and actions that might cause traffic accidents, such as driving above the speed limit, driving without helmets, driving on forbidden roads or in the opposite direction, alcohol concentration exceeding allowable limit, overloaded vehicles, improper parking, unregistered or substandard buses.

Furthermore, they shall coordinate with People’s Committees of districts, suburban districts and towns and railway, waterway units to take measures and guarantee traffic safety at intersections of roads and railroads, on rural roads, at docks, wharves and ports on rivers, while detecting risks and cooperating with management agencies to handle them promptly.

Ha Noi’s authorities increase examination of technical status and system to ensure safety of vehicles, and take drastic measures to handle violations; vehicles are not allowed to run, if they do not fix the problems according to standard requirements.

The Department of Transport shall maintain roads and bridges, fix problems and damages to ensure smooth flow of traffic, create favorable conditions for people and vehicles; regularly check, supplement and repair signals, barriers, signal lights, covers of manholes, especially on major and crowded roads; prevent traffic accidents due to bad infrastructure; check and urge contractors to arrange the traffic, mobilize manpower to guide transport, prevent traffic congestion and ensure traffic order during construction. The authority is also responsible for cooperating with Police Department and relevant units to finalize plan for guaranteeing traffic safety, preventing traffic jams on crowded roads in rush hours.

State management shall be increased, focusing on registration and inspection of technical standards for vehicles at motor vehicles registration centers in Ha Noi.

According to instruction of the Prime Minister and actual conditions, relevant authorities, People’s Committees of districts, suburban districts and towns shall proactively take comprehensive measures to ensure traffic safety and order, reduce traffic jams and accidents, and severely handle violations of traffic in the areas.

By Mai Phuong

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