Traffic jam severe in routes from Mekong Delta to HCMC

After the New Year holiday, holidaymakers streamed back to HCMC causing heavy traffic jam in routes from the Mekong Delta to the city yesterday afternoon.

Vehicles crowd streets from the Mekong Delta to HCMC on January 1 (Photo: SGGP)

Vehicles crowd streets from the Mekong Delta to HCMC on January 1 (Photo: SGGP)

In Tien Giang province, surging automobiles in Than Cuu Nghia roundabout in the road leading to HCMC-Trung Luong expressway was badly congested especially in front of the BOT tollgate to the expressway.
Long lasting traffic jam occurred in nearby National Highway 1A stretching through Co Co and An Cu bridges in Cai Be district, My Quy bridge in Cai Lay town and Ruou bridge in Chau Thanh district.
The volume of vehicles flocking to Tien Giang from Soc Trang, Vinh Long and Ben Tre province highly hiked in Highway 60 and Rach Mieu bridge, complicating traffic condition in the area. Thousands of vehicles were found tail each other to travel through the bridge.
Tens of traffic policemen and local civil defense force watched over crossroads and regulated traffic in National Highway 1A, Binh Chanh and Binh Tan districts, HCMC. Bus routes No. 151 and 601 from the Mekong Delta to An Suong bus station in HCMC and from the Mekong Delta to Bien Hoa city in Dong Nai province were always full with passengers.
Vehicle also highly increased in National Highway 1A through District 9 and Thu Duc and Hanoi Highway in HCMC, rendering traffic gridlock at some intersections.
Cat Lai ferry mobilized seven large ferries to transport passengers from Dong Nai to HCMC in District 2 so congestion did not occur.
An Suong bus station saw a sudden raise of passengers over normal. They mainly traveled from Tay Ninh province to HCMC. An Suong-Suoi Tien bus route was packed with passengers.

By staff writers – Translated by Hai Mien

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