Police seized 47 cabs that failed to meet transport requirements during an inspection tour of the city this month, additionally finding 17 cab companies operating without licences.
Taxies were found illegally parked, running red lights, exceeding speed limits, or cheating passengers, the police said.
They reported that taxi operations contained potentially complex issues related to security, some companies having violated enterprise laws, thus necessitating interdisciplinary inspections. The teams include both police and transport inspectors.
According to statistics, Hanoi has 114 cab companies with more than 17,000 vehicles. Police added that the rapid increase in the number of cabs in a short time with poor management has made operations confusing, caused traffic jams and troubled not only people, but also the authorities.
After half a month, the Hanoi Transport Inspector has checked more than 17,000 cabs from 100 companies.