|Traffic jam occurs at the Nước Ngầm Terminal in Hà Nội. The capital city will conduct different measures to reduce the issue. — VNA/VNS Photo Quang Quyết|
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội had announced plans to reduce traffic jams in 33 hot spots, said Vũ Văn Viện, director of the municipal Department of Transport.
Viện said that in the short term, the pilot measures would be implemented in five hot spots. The results would then be assessed and expanded to other areas.
The Láng-Nguyễn Chí Thanh intersection in Đống Đa District regularly sees traffic jams during peak hours. The department will assign more police to give guidance to drivers there. More traffic police will be assigned to alleys 80, 82 and 84 on Chùa Láng Street in the district.
Additional traffic signals will be installed at the Nguyễn Khang-Bridge 361 intersection in Cầu Giấy District where the road is narrow and often causes conflicts among vehicles.
Mọc Bridge in Thanh Xuân District will also receive more traffic signals.
Another hot spot is the northern end of Chương Dương Bridge in Long Biên District. The department will give guidance to vehicles to travel along the Bát Tràng Dyke and Nguyễn Văn Cừ Street to reduce the amount of vehicles on the bridge.
“The department will conduct regular inspections in the above areas to help residents travel easier,” said Viện. — VNS