The HCM City Department of Transport has taken a number of steps to ensure traffic safety and order. — VNA/VNS Photo Gia Lộc
HCM CITY— The HCM City Department of Transport is taking steps to ensure traffic safety and order in the remaining months of the year.
Technology used at traffic signals at intersections provides information to the Traffic Control and Monitoring Centre, while cameras at intersections record information about traffic flow and areas that need inspections.
The department has also directed a number of agencies to link security cameras at office buildings and residential areas with the Traffic Control and Monitoring Centre.
It has also created a traffic portal to provide online traffic information so that drivers can avoid traffic jams.
Traffic hotspots that have a high risk of accidents have been identified. Information about these hotspots has been transferred to the city’s Traffic Safety Board so that public awareness campaigns in these areas can be organised.
The department has also worked with schools and related units to disseminate traffic safety information in public areas such as bus stations and parks.
To ensure pedestrian safety, the department has placed steel barriers on some sidewalks to prevent motorcycles from riding on them.
Traffic police have been told to strictly handle violators and strengthen inspections.
The department is also working with other agencies to repair damaged roads and to complete traffic infrastructure projects on schedule.
To reduce congestion, it will also conduct research on rearranging the traffic flow on roads that lead to Cát Lái Port, Tân Sơn Nhất airport, and the city centre.
The city has identified 28 major congestion spots. By the end of this year, the city aims to eliminate two or three of them, with priority given to Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport and Cát Lái Port. — VNS