Enough buses to meet Tet demand

Vice Director of Department of Transport in Ho Chi Minh City Mr. Le Hoang Minh in a meeting on  planning for traveling during  New Year and Tet holidays on December 14 asked bus stations to ensure that there would be enough coaches to transport passengers.

        Visitors at the Mien Dong (Eastern) Bus Station

Inspectors from the municipal Department of Transport, in coordination with local traffic police, will carry out more regular inspections of vehicles and at illegal bus stations in the city, especially parking lots No. 391 and 397 on Dinh Bo Linh Street in Binh Thanh District. The department will also put 9 bus stations into operation at the city's east entrance, Mr. Hoang Minh added.

According to the Mien Dong (Eastern) Bus Station in Binh Thanh District, the number of passengers is estimated to rise by three percent on December 22-28 of the lunar calendar compared to last year’s holiday.

In addion, travel businesses will be not allowed to raise fares on coaches from Hue to the northern provinces by over 20 percent for departure on January 9-13, over 40 per cent for coaches for departures on January 14-16 and over 60 per cent on January 17-27.

On routes from Phu Yen province to Quang Nam, Da Nang and central highlands routes, bus fares will not increase over 20 percent for departure on January 9-13, over 40 per cent for coaches for departures on January 14-17, and over 60 percent for bus departures on January 18-27.

The Management and Operation Center for Public Transport will allocate around 1,048 buses on 17 routes to meet the high demand of passengers for the coming New Year holiday.

By Quoc Hung – Translated by Kim Khanh

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