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PM calls for holiday traffic safety measures

Update: April, 13/2017 - 16:15
Illustrative image. Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has urged ministries, sectors and localities to prepare measures to ensure road safety and tackle traffic jams during the upcoming holidays for Liberation Day and May Day. — Photo vietnamplus.vn
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HÀ NỘI  Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has urged ministries, sectors and localities to be prepared to tackle road safety and traffic jams during the Reunification Day and May Day holidays.

Under the official dispatch, which was issued on Tuesday, the Prime Minister asked the ministries of public securities, transport, information and communications, the National Committee for Traffic Safety, provincial and citywide people’s committees to boost quality of transport services and meet the high demand during the holiday, especially on the routes connecting Hà Nội and HCM city, tourism sites and key transit points.

This year, Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day (May 1) together with the weekend will make up a four-day holiday.

Many people travel at this time of year, leading to more traffic jams and accidents during the holidays in the country.

The ministries should more closely manage coaches, terminals, stations and airports to reduce traffic jams, delays and illegal price hikes for tickets, the PM said.

Transport enterprises were requested to follow traffic regulations and prevent accidents while operating on hill roads or on those passing railways.

Increased inspection and patrols should be organised to strictly punish traffic regulation violators, especially speeding or carry more passengers than allowed capacity.

Traffic infrastructure will be checked, including signals, warning signs and warning equipment in places that face a high risk for traffic accidents, he said.

The ministries should supply their traffic safety hotlines to media to receive reports on the issue during the holidays as well as co-ordinate with relevant agencies to tackle traffic problems. — VNS

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