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Serious gridlock breaks out during evening rush hour in Ho Chi Minh City

Serious gridlock breaks out during evening rush hour in Ho Chi Minh City

Thursday, April 14, 2022, 11:55 GMT+7
Serious gridlock breaks out during evening rush hour in Ho Chi Minh City
A serious traffic jam occurs on Ung Van Khiem Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022. Photo: Duy Nam / Tuoi Tre

Commuters were stuck in traffic for multiple kilometers along two major roads in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City during rush hour on Wednesday evening.

The serious traffic congestion lasted for hours on Ung Van Khiem and Nguyen Gia Tri Streets in Binh Thanh District.

On Ung Van Khiem Street, the traffic jam occurred from the Dai Liet Si Intersection to the Ung Van Khiem- Nguyen Gia Tri Intersection.

Congestion at the intersection of Ung Van Khiem and Nguyen Gia Tri Streets in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022. Photo: Duy Nam / Tuoi Tre

Congestion at the intersection of Ung Van Khiem and Nguyen Gia Tri Streets in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022. Photo: Duy Nam / Tuoi Tre

On Nguyen Gia Tri Street, vehicles traveling in the direction toward Dien Bien Phu Street were also running at a snail’s pace.

As of 7:30 pm the same day, the situation had yet to improve despite the efforts of traffic police officers.

The gridlock was attributed to a sudden increase in the number of vehicles and narrow roads.

Commuters are stuck in traffic on Ung Van Khiem Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022. Photo: Duy Nam / Tuoi Tre

Commuters are stuck in traffic on Ung Van Khiem Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022. Photo: Duy Nam / Tuoi Tre

The problem was exacerbated when many commuters tried to run the red lights.

Nearby streets and alleys were also congested as people took a shortcut or detour.

The situation was still not cleared as of 7:30 pm on April 13, 2022. Photo: Duy Nam / Tuoi Tre

The situation was still not cleared as of 7:30 pm on April 13, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

Toan, a commuter on Nguyen Gia Tri Street, said he was unable to move for more than 30 minutes.

Van, a resident on Ung Van Khiem Street, stated that traffic jams happen on a daily basis on these roads.

However, congestion is usually less severe and lasts for about an hour from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, Van added.

A traffic jam in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022. Photo: Duy Nam / Tuoi Tre

A traffic jam in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

Congestion also occurs on Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022. Photo: Duy Nam / Tuoi Tre

Congestion also occurs on Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

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Commuters were stuck in traffic for multiple kilometers along two major roads in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City during rush hour on Wednesday evening.

The serious traffic congestion lasted for hours on Ung Van Khiem and Nguyen Gia Tri Streets in Binh Thanh District.

On Ung Van Khiem Street, the traffic jam occurred from the Dai Liet Si Intersection to the Ung Van Khiem- Nguyen Gia Tri Intersection.

Congestion at the intersection of Ung Van Khiem and Nguyen Gia Tri Streets in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022. Photo: Duy Nam / Tuoi Tre

Congestion at the intersection of Ung Van Khiem and Nguyen Gia Tri Streets in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022. Photo: Duy Nam / Tuoi Tre

On Nguyen Gia Tri Street, vehicles traveling in the direction toward Dien Bien Phu Street were also running at a snail’s pace.

As of 7:30 pm the same day, the situation had yet to improve despite the efforts of traffic police officers.

The gridlock was attributed to a sudden increase in the number of vehicles and narrow roads.

Commuters are stuck in traffic on Ung Van Khiem Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022. Photo: Duy Nam / Tuoi Tre

Commuters are stuck in traffic on Ung Van Khiem Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022. Photo: Duy Nam / Tuoi Tre

The problem was exacerbated when many commuters tried to run the red lights.

Nearby streets and alleys were also congested as people took a shortcut or detour.

The situation was still not cleared as of 7:30 pm on April 13, 2022. Photo: Duy Nam / Tuoi Tre

The situation was still not cleared as of 7:30 pm on April 13, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

Toan, a commuter on Nguyen Gia Tri Street, said he was unable to move for more than 30 minutes.

Van, a resident on Ung Van Khiem Street, stated that traffic jams happen on a daily basis on these roads.

However, congestion is usually less severe and lasts for about an hour from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, Van added.

A traffic jam in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022. Photo: Duy Nam / Tuoi Tre

A traffic jam in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

Congestion also occurs on Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022. Photo: Duy Nam / Tuoi Tre

Congestion also occurs on Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 13, 2022. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

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