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Hanoi ‘Train Street’ cafes ordered to close

(CNN) — Hanoi’s fashionable “train street” is as soon as once more the topic of a big crackdown.

The avenue, the place trains journey alongside a observe simply inches away from properties and companies within the Vietnam capital, has lengthy been some of the fashionable vacationer websites in Hanoi and an everyday favourite on social media.

However, additionally it is harmful. The prepare observe continues to be operational, and there have been safety points with vacationers who like to sit, lie down and pose on the tracks.

Although there was official pushback up to now — most notably in 2019 — the Hanoi regional authorities is now taking a tough line by revoking all of the licenses for espresso outlets and different companies alongside the road.

All of them have till September 17 to close.

Authorities are reportedly placing up barricades to maintain vacationers out of “Train Street.”

VINH DAV/Adobe Stock

Shop homeowners have been reportedly given just some days’ discover.

The closure has been met with combined reactions from individuals who reside on and close to Train Street and depend on vacationers for a residing.

“It would be better if we, local people and the authorities can cooperate for developing our Train Street,” one cafe proprietor — who requested anonymity as a result of worry of reprisal from the native authorities — informed CNN Travel.

They mentioned that revenue from tourism had helped restore their house, elevate high quality of life and assist older family members.

“This closure shall affect directly on our earning,” the proprietor added.

Meanwhile, the Viet Nam Railway Corporation, which operates the rail line, has not too long ago proposed that working cafes, taking pictures pictures or filming movies alongside “Train Street” needs to be a fineable offense.

Top picture: Patrons drink espresso in cafes alongside Train Street. Photo by Vinh Dav/Adobe Stock

Additional reporting by CNN’s Jan Camenzind Broomby.

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