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1/11/2018 3:38:44 PM

Hanoi bans Uber, Grab on many streets at peak hours

App-based taxi services Uber and Grab have been banned from 13 streets in Hanoi during certain peak hours from today, January 11.

Following the instruction of the municipal Department of Transport, signs prohibiting cars with less than nine seats and operating as paid passenger transport vehicles, including Uber and Grab, have been erected on 13 local streets at from 6:00 am to 9 am from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm every day.


Signs prohibiting Uber and Grab erected on 13 streets in Hanoi near hose banning traditional taxi 

The streets include Hoang Hoa Tham, Mai Xuan Thuong, Giang Vo, Lang Ha, Le Van Luong, Truong Chinh, Kham Thien, Hang Bai, Phu Doan, Cau Giay, Xuan Thuy, Giai Phong and the Chuong Duong Bridge with direction towards to the city centre.

Taxi firms have already been banned to travel on these streets at the specified time.

According to the department, any street which bans traditional taxi will also be applied to app-based taxi services.

Regarding two the question that how can Uber and Grab be identified when they operate in banned streets, department director Vu Van Vien admitted the difficulty to identify them. He, however, noted that under the recent draft decree by the Ministry of Transport, cars from Grab and Uber must have company logos on their front and back windows.

If any Uber and Grab taxi lacks a logo and travel on prohibited streets, drivers will be fined for both violations, he emphasised./.

  ( VNF/DTnews )
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