Gia Lam bus station seen from above (Photo for illustration)

The department said on October 13 that it has issued a document on the implementation of the Transport Minister’s Decision No.1777/QD-BGTVT piloting the resumption of inter-provincial road passenger transport activities from October 13 – 20, ensuring safe and flexible response to and effective control of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The transport firms must provide details of routes, trips, drivers and service staff working on vehicles, and manage passengers by QR codes. Any passengers who have not observed regulations stipulated in the Decision are not allowed to use the services.

The companies are requested to send daily reports on their operation to the department before 1 p.m.

They will also coordinate with local authorities in managing returning passengers in line with regulations by the Ministry of Health and localities to prevent pandemic spread among the community.

The list of the passengers should be kept for at least 21 days since the last day of their trips, and forwarded to bus stations before being sent to the department.

The department also assigned its inspection forces to intensify their inspections and handling of violations during the pilot period and report results to the transport management bureau before 1 p.m. each day.

The director of the department will send relevant reports to the Directorate for Road of Vietnam before 3 p.m. every day, and to the municipal People’s Committee and the transport ministry.

Source: VNA