The Hanoi People’s Committee has called for tightened control over parking lots in the city prior to Tet festival.

The committee requires relevant agencies to set up inter-disciplinary inspection teams, including inspectors from the departments of finance and transport and tax, to check parking lots, said the committee’s Vice Chairman Hoang Manh Hien.

Focus would be made on locations that drew large numbers of people during Tet, particularly parking lots that had previous been revealed in the press as consistently overcharging, he said.

The tax department was instructed to continue checking tax payments made by parking lot owners and strictly punish those issuing illegal parking tickets./.