Coaches wait for passengers at the Luong Yen Coach Station, Hanoi (Photo:VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - As many as 40 surveillance cameras will be installed at bus stations to assist authorities with traffic management, said a Hanoi Police official.

Senior Lieutenant-colonel Nguyen Van Tong, deputy head of Hanoi Traffic Police Division, said the installation of cameras would help police apprehend coaches that illegally pick up passengers at bus stops and issue appropriate fines.

The traffic police are to work with local police to patrol bus stops during Tet (Lunar New Year), he said.

Nguyen Tung Anh, director of Hanoi Bus Station Joint Stock Company, said the company had set up measures to cope with the overcrowding of passengers at bus stations during Tet.

Meanwhile, plans have called for deploying 3,430 coaches per day to handle the increasing number of passengers, which is expected to double, compared to normal.

Also, Hanoi Railways Station authorities said the station intended to add trains to assist in the movement of passengers at stations in the city, especially on routes from Hanoi to Thanh Hoa, Vinh, Lao Cai and Viet Tri.-VNA