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Hanoi (VNA) – The People’s Committee of Hanoi on April 1 urged municipal departments, sectors and relevant offices to speed up construction on key transport projects and put them into operation in 2016, to reduce traffic congestion in the capital.

The key projects are six flyovers, a viaduct, and a section on belt road 3 between Mai Dich and Thang Long bridge.

Regarding the Nhon-Hanoi Station metro railway section, the People’s Committees of Ba Dinh, Dong Da, and Hoan Kiem districts were asked to coordinate with the municipal Department of Transport and contractors to hasten the approval of compensation and assistance for resettlement.

Amidst concern about traffic safety, contractors were requested to ensure they install warning signs at construction sites.

Figures from the city show that about 20,000 motorbikes and 8,000 cars are registered every month.

On average, nearly 1,000 new cars and motorbikes are added to the traffic every day.

It is estimated the city will have about one million cars and seven million motorbikes by 2020.

The rapid increase of individual vehicles is putting huge pressure on the capital’s transport infrastructure.-VNA