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City urged to ensure traffic safety during long break

Update: April, 24/2015 - 09:58
An area, bounded by Nguyen Binh Khiem, Nguyen Huu Canh, Le Thanh Ton, Pham Hong Thai, Cach Mang Thang Tam, and Nguyen Thi Minh Khai streets, will be closed off on the mornings of April 24, 26, and 30.— Photo HCM City's Transport Department

HCM CITY (VNS) — The Ministry of Transport has instructed the HCM City Department of Transport to regulate traffic to ensure safety and security especially at bus stations during the long holidays when celebrations for the 40th anniversary of Reunification Day (April 30) will be held.

Transport operators and bus stations are required to keep an eye on buses leaving stations to prevent overloading and other problems.

Buses and taxis have been warned not to cause traffic jams while dropping and picking up passengers.

Meanwhile, the department has blocked off certain streets in the downtown area where the celebrations are scheduled to be held.

Closed off on the evening of April 24 (7pm-12am), and on the morning of 26, and 30 (4am-12pm) is an area bounded by Cach Mang Thang Tam-Nguyen Thi Minh Khai-Nguyen Binh Khiem-Nguyen Huu Canh-Ton Duc Thang-Ham Nghi-Le Lai-Pham Hong Thai-Cach Mang Thang Tam.

People have to take alternative routes to circumvent the cordoned-off area. — VNS

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