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Hanoi to end technology taxis operation effective April 1

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10:05 | 07/03/2020

Ride-hailing apps such as Grab or Uber will not be allowed to operate cars and decide rates in Hanoi from beginning April.    

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Under Decree 10/2020/ND-CP, all vehicles with fewer than nine seats providing passenger transportation services will be managed like taxis. Accordingly, they must install a taxi sign on the roof, or a sign made of reflective material on the front and rear window.

Ride-hailing cars must now have three signs: a contract car sign on the front windscreen, the logo of their firm and the above-mentioned taxi sign.

In addition, roof signs would not be compulsory for traditional taxis. Instead, they could choose to stick a taxi sign made of reflective material on the front and rear window like ride-hailing cars.

According to Decree 10/2020/ND-CP, ride-hailing apps would only help connect passengers and drivers and could not directly operate cars and decide rates. They could only act as an intermediary providing technology platform for transportation businesses.

The pilot projects for tech-based cars were implemented following Decision 24/QD-BGTVT dated January 7, 2016, which allowed ride-hailing cars to operate in HCM City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa and Quang Ninh.

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