Traffic jam in Saigon near Tet
Many roads in the gateway, center, residential area… Ho Chi Minh City is congested due to the increased travel and shopping demand of the people.
These days, the travel demand of people increases. Many roads such as Hanoi Highway (Thu Duc City), Hoang Van Thu, Cong Hoa, Truong Chinh (Tan Binh), Hai Thuong Lan Ong (District 6) … are constantly congested from morning tonight.
On the afternoon of January 26, at the Rach Chiec bridge area on the Hanoi highway in the direction and back to Dong Nai bridge, both containers, cars and motorbikes filled the road, more than a kilometer long.
A woman carrying two pots of marigolds is stuck in the middle of traffic on the highway.
Hanoi Highway is the gateway to the East of the city. At the end of the year, the number of container trucks entering and leaving the port is high, so it is often congested in both directions, for nearly half a month now.
“It takes nearly 15 minutes to wait for the car to cross the road to enter the port, not to mention hours of waiting. Every New Year this route is so congested”, the container driver said, while waiting on the eel.
The main road is congested, so many motorbikes have to crept into the residential streets along the Hanoi highway to find another direction.
At the main intersections on this highway such as MK, Binh Thai, Thu Duc… the police force, traffic inspectors and young volunteers are always on duty to regulate cars.
The scene of container trucks congested for many kilometers on Hanoi highway waiting to enter Truong Tho port from morning to night.
In the inner city area, many roads often have local traffic jams. On Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street, cars were crowded, noon on January 26. This road has many shops selling Tet decorations, so buyers come in and out, causing traffic jams.
Many motorcyclists stood near the halfway point of Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street to buy things, making this place even more congested.
On Hong Bang Street (District 5), cargo people “buried their feet” in the line of cars.
The streets around Thiec market (District 11) such as Tran Quy and Tan Phuoc are also crowded with people to shop for Tet.
On the evening of January 25, the roads around Tan Son Nhat airport such as Cong Hoa, Hoang Van Thu, Phan Thuc Duyen, Truong Chinh… (Tan Binh district) also fell into traffic jams.
On Hoang Hoa Tham Street (Tan Binh), the man carrying chrysanthemum flowers for customers inched little by little. “The street at the end of the year is always jammed, I traveled less than ten kilometers but it took more than an hour to arrive,” said the delivery man.
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