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Crackdown on Hanoi’s ‘practice road’ cafes; know extra concerning the railway monitor and what makes it well-known

If in case you have visited Hanoi‘s well-liked ‘practice road’ cafes, you’ll know the way iconic they’re.

For the unversed, the cafes are situated on the well-known ‘practice road’ within the Vietnamese capital; it’s an ‘Instagrammable’ location and a preferred vacationer attraction. In line with stories, nonetheless, there’s a new crackdown on these cafes, which have been ordered to shut. This isn’t the primary time it’s taking place, although.

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The well-known road sees trains travelling alongside a monitor that runs inches away from properties. In different phrases, the cafes are situated in a slender road, whereby homes and different institutions are all packed collectively.

In line with a CNN report, the crackdown comes as a result of regardless that the practice monitor continues to be operational, there have been “safety points with vacationers who like to take a seat, lie down and pose on the tracks”.

In 2019, the outlet had reported that the municipal authorities of Hanoi and the native transit authority had ordered these cafes to close, particularly as a result of they have been catering to the tourism growth and it was proving to be harmful.

However, there was some push-back. This time, nonetheless, the native authorities in Hanoi is revoking all licenses of espresso retailers and different companies situated right here, telling them that they’ve time till September 17 to wrap-up.

In line with stories, the railway monitor is 117 years previous. A Reuters report had beforehand said that the railway was inbuilt 1902 below French colonial rulers, and it goes to Vietnam’s northern provinces carrying passengers and cargo.

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