As 2014 is the year of urban order and safety, the capital city is employing numerous solutions to ensure traffic safety, ease congestion and accelerate the progress of transport projects that are under construction.

According to Deputy Director of the municipal Transport Department Nguyen Xuan Tan, the sector was successful in reducing the number of traffic accidents, deaths and injuries in 2013 thanks to its drastic measures.

Following the success of dealing with traffic disorder at My Dinh bus station, the sector has ensured the smooth flow of vehicles in such hot spots as Nuoc Ngam, Giap Bat, Gia Lam and Nam Thang Long, especially as the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival nears.

At the same time, the city has paid much attention to the quality of public transport services. Last year, there were 686 million passengers transported by bus, up 15.5 percent from 2012.

Inspections on vehicle wseith overloading capacities were stepped up, while violations were strictly dealt with, according to the transport department.-VNA