|To ease traffic congestion during the upcoming public holiday, toll booths may be opened for free. – VNA/VNS Photo Huỳnh Phúc Hậu|
HÀ NỘI — Toll booths have been requested to remove their barriers in case of traffic congestion during the upcoming public holidays for Reunification Day (April 30) and International Labour Day (May 1).
The request was made by the Directorate for Roads of Việt Nam aimed at meeting the high travel demands of people and ensuring traffic safety.
The directorate has asked related agencies and build-operate-transfer (BOT) project investors to implement effective measures to ensure the continous operation of toll booths to prevent traffic congestion.
Regarding toll booths at high risk of congestion, in the gateway areas of Hà Nội and HCM City, for example, booth management boards have been asked to create favourable conditions for vehicle owners to buy tickets as well as remove barriers or open gates for free in case of heavy traffic congestion.
This year, in celebration of Reunification Day and International Labour Day, Vietnamese people will enjoy a four-day public holiday from April 28 to May 1. During this time, the traffic influx from and to Hà Nội and HCM City is expected to increase sharply, posing huge pressure on traffic infrastructure and severe risks of accidents. — VNS