HA NOI The capital s police and transport sectors have submitted to the municipal People s Committee a proposal to redirect seven traffic routes by January next year in order to decrease traffic congestion in the city.
This is the biggest campaign to re-route traffic on more than 80km of road, according to Hoang Van Manh, deputy chief inspector of Ha Noi s Transport Department.
Re-routing projects have been previously completed in several areas, such as Kim Ma, Nguyen Thai Hoc, Chua Boc and Tran Khat Chan, which markedly reduced 60 traffic jam spots in the city.
However, the results did not match their initial potential, Manh said.
"Inspections and punishments were not properly executed. When authority is absent, people do not hesitate to violate the regulations," Manh said.
He said that the target of this new campaign was to condition people to properly drive in the right lane and obey traffic regulations.
Thousands of policemen, traffic inspectors, self-management forces and night-watchmen will be mobilised for the coming campaign.
If the plan is approved, the Transport Department will upgrade downgrading streets and install adequate traffic signs.
The department also welcomes opinions from people who care about the capital s traffic in order to make the campaign successful. VNS