Transport development in large cities with the use of information technology is a growing trend, thus Hanoi is working to build and perfect solutions to become a leading locality with a modern intelligent transportation system.
The system is part of a project titled ‘Strengthening the management of road vehicles to reduce environmental pollution in Hanoi in the period 2017-20, with a vision to 2030’.
The Hanoi People’s Committee assigned the municipal Department of Transport to coordinate with concerned departments to develop the intelligent transport scheme as part of the smart city scheme with a deadline of next year.
The scheme’s most important applications are digitising the database on transport infrastructure and means of transport, applying software for an intelligent traffic management system, and improve the handling of traffic violations.
It is scheduled that by next month, the scheme management board will issue additional regulations about the installation of control equipment for four-wheel vehicles.
By the end of this year, it will promulgate regulations to encourage investment in urban railways and bus rapid transit systems in the form of public-private partnerships.
By the beginning of next year, it will complete the planning on road traffic development in Hanoi up to 2030, in which priority will be given to public transport.
The scheme management board will promulgate regulations on the operation of taxis and services vehicles of up to nine seats which apply information technology.
By next year, the board will complete the proposal to manage electric bicycles, the development of an online digital traffic map, as well as the application of information technology in managing and using parking spots.
By June 2020, the Hanoi Department of Transportation has two important tasks.
The first one is issuing regulations on the installation of automatic fee-paying equipment on all cars, in which each car owner must open an account to pay fees.
The second one is issuing regulations for automobile owners in the city to install auxiliary equipment, in which vehicle owners must open accounts to carry out the automatic fee collection and pay for traffic violation penalties.