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Thousands of vehicles stuck in congestion on Ho Chi Minh City boulevard

Thousands of vehicles stuck in congestion on Ho Chi Minh City boulevard

Wednesday, November 09, 2022, 15:05 GMT+7
Thousands of vehicles stuck in congestion on Ho Chi Minh City boulevard
Traffic congestion occurs on Pham Van Dong Boulevard in Ho Chi Minh City, November 8, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Thousands of motorbikes and automobiles moved at a snail’s pace through Pham Van Dong Boulevard from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Thu Duc City in Ho Chi Minh City due to congestion during rush hours on Tuesday evening.

Gridlock has often occurred on the southern metropolis’ largest road, which has 12 lanes and stretches over 12 kilometers, in recent days, especially during peak hours.

The situation happened again at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, with vehicles slowly inching through the road’s intersections with Le Quang Dinh, Phan Van Tri, and Nguyen Xi Streets.

Traffic congestion occurs on Pham Van Dong Boulevard in Ho Chi Minh City, November 8, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Traffic congestion occurs on Pham Van Dong Boulevard in Ho Chi Minh City, November 8, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The traffic became more chaotic when some drivers intentionally ran red lights.

At the same time, several other roads leading to Tan Son Nhat airport such as Hoang Minh Giam, Bach Dang, Hong Ha, and Nguyen Van Troi were also congested.

Traffic congestion occurs on Nguyen Van Troi Street in Ho Chi Minh City, November 8, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Traffic congestion occurs on Nguyen Van Troi Street in Ho Chi Minh City, November 8, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

While some drivers ran onto sidewalks, risked going the opposite direction, or took alleys in the hope that they could snake through the crowded streets, others chose to stop their vehicles on the sidewalks to wait until the situation improved.

As of 7:20 pm on the day, the congestion on Pham Van Dong Boulevard still remained.

Traffic congestion occurs on Nguyen Van Troi Street in Ho Chi Minh City, November 8, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Traffic congestion occurs on Nguyen Van Troi Street in Ho Chi Minh City, November 8, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

“Today’s traffic jam is worse than usual,” said Dat, a ride-hailing motorcyclist.

“I’ve chosen to wait on the sidewalk.

“You can see sweat drenching my T-shirt, but the traffic is still not getting any better.”

Traffic congestion occurs on Pham Van Dong Boulevard in Ho Chi Minh City, November 8, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Traffic congestion occurs on Pham Van Dong Boulevard in Ho Chi Minh City, November 8, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

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Thousands of motorbikes and automobiles moved at a snail’s pace through Pham Van Dong Boulevard from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Thu Duc City in Ho Chi Minh City due to congestion during rush hours on Tuesday evening.

Gridlock has often occurred on the southern metropolis’ largest road, which has 12 lanes and stretches over 12 kilometers, in recent days, especially during peak hours.

The situation happened again at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, with vehicles slowly inching through the road’s intersections with Le Quang Dinh, Phan Van Tri, and Nguyen Xi Streets.

Traffic congestion occurs on Pham Van Dong Boulevard in Ho Chi Minh City, November 8, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Traffic congestion occurs on Pham Van Dong Boulevard in Ho Chi Minh City, November 8, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The traffic became more chaotic when some drivers intentionally ran red lights.

At the same time, several other roads leading to Tan Son Nhat airport such as Hoang Minh Giam, Bach Dang, Hong Ha, and Nguyen Van Troi were also congested.

Traffic congestion occurs on Nguyen Van Troi Street in Ho Chi Minh City, November 8, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Traffic congestion occurs on Nguyen Van Troi Street in Ho Chi Minh City, November 8, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

While some drivers ran onto sidewalks, risked going the opposite direction, or took alleys in the hope that they could snake through the crowded streets, others chose to stop their vehicles on the sidewalks to wait until the situation improved.

As of 7:20 pm on the day, the congestion on Pham Van Dong Boulevard still remained.

Traffic congestion occurs on Nguyen Van Troi Street in Ho Chi Minh City, November 8, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Traffic congestion occurs on Nguyen Van Troi Street in Ho Chi Minh City, November 8, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

“Today’s traffic jam is worse than usual,” said Dat, a ride-hailing motorcyclist.

“I’ve chosen to wait on the sidewalk.

“You can see sweat drenching my T-shirt, but the traffic is still not getting any better.”

Traffic congestion occurs on Pham Van Dong Boulevard in Ho Chi Minh City, November 8, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Traffic congestion occurs on Pham Van Dong Boulevard in Ho Chi Minh City, November 8, 2022. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

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