|A double-decker tourist bus on|
a trial run in Ha Noi (Photo: VNA)
To ensure a safe operation of the buses, the department also asked for the improvement of infrastructure facilities along the route, including clearing electricity wire system and advertisement boards.
The first double-decker bus to ferry tourists around the city started its trial run in Ha Noi on June 30.
The bus, painted a cheerful red, has 14 seats at the lower level and over 30 seats on the open top level, which has a mobile roof that can be closed during bad weather.
It departs from Ha Noi Opera House and runs through Hoan Kiem, Ba Dinh and Tay Ho districts, taking tourists to popular attractions such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature and Old Quarters.
Last year, the Prime Minister gave the go-ahead to Ha Noi, HCM City and five other areas to pilot double-decker bus for tourism activities within five years.