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HCM City steps up patrols to reduce traffic congestion during holidays

Update: December, 28/2018 - 09:00
Traffic congestion on Thủ Thiêm Bridge in HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photo
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HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Transport has added more patrols to handle traffic congestion during the holiday season.

A department representative said the patrol force at Cát Lái Port will strictly handle violators for parking in the wrong spots.

The department has also arranged forces to regulate traffic at the busy An Phú and Mỹ Thuỷ intersection in District 2.

Trần Quốc Khánh, chief inspector of the city’s Department of Transport, said they would also arrange forces to strictly handle illegal buses at bus stations and regulate traffic at streets that lead to the station such as Kinh Dương Vuơng, Xô Viết Nghệ Tĩnh, Đinh Bộ Lĩnh, and National Road No 13.

In addition, the city will also arrange an inspection force at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, where traffic jams often occur during the holiday season.

Nguyễn Chí Trung, director of the city’s Public Transport Centre, said the city has four shuttle bus routes to transport passengers to and from the airport. The buses are expected to ease traffic congestion in the airport area.

The centre will adjust the number of buses to meet the demand of passengers.

Bùi Xuân Cường, director of the city’s Department of Transport, said that from next year, the city will deploy solutions to ease congestion and prevent traffic accidents.

The solutions include better State management of urban traffic, development of transport infrastructure, improved passenger transport and cargo transport services, an application of technologies in transport management.

The city has 28 congestion hotspots, according to the department.

The city has successfully handed some spots such as the Mỹ Thuỷ intersection in District 2, Dân Chủ roundabout that connects District 3 and District 10, Phan Văn Trị- Phạm Văn Đồng junction, and Tây Hoà intersection in Thủ Đức District. — VNS

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