HA NOI — Ha Noi's largest steel-foundation overpass officially opened for business yesterday, when a ceremony inaugurated the flyover at Nguyen Chi Thanh-Lang Ha intersection.
|The Ha Noi's largest steel-foundation overpass at the Nguyen Chi Thanh-Lang Ha intersection, opened for business yesterday. —VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hung
Completed two months ahead of schedule, the VND350 billion (US$16.6 million), 16-metre wide bridge has four traffic lanes and a modern lighting system.
Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the overpass would alleviate a heavily congested zone in Ha Noi.
He added that it demonstrates city authorities' commitment to citizens and is a good example to other localities in the fight against traffic congestion in urban areas.
At the ceremony, Nguyen The Thao, Chairman of Ha Noi People's Committee, assigned duties to local authorities to manage the overpass effectively, in order to reduce traffic congestion and accidents in the city.
On the day of the 2013 Lunar New Year, Ha Noi will also open a similar overpass at Nam Hong and Mai Dich-Noi Bai interchange.
City authorities are also preparing for other projects at congested intersections. — VNS