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Ho Chi Minh City’s gateways congested as holiday begins

Ho Chi Minh City’s gateways congested as holiday begins

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 11:04 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City’s gateways congested as holiday begins
Vehicles crowd a road from Vo Van Kiet Avenue to National Highway 1 in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Major gateways in Ho Chi Minh City were crammed with vehicles on Friday as thousands of people rushed to leave the metropolis for a five-day holiday.

Laborers in Vietnam on Friday began their holiday marking Hung Kings Commemoration Day, taking place on the 10th day of the third lunar month, which fell on April 29 this year, Reunification Day (April 30), and International Workers’ Day (May 1).

Many people reached the Mien Tay Coach Station in Binh Tan District from 3:00 pm on Friday to buy coach tickets to return to their hometowns.

Some said that they were off on Friday to avoid the congestion.

However, vehicles were traveling at a snail’s pace on roads near the coach station.

The An Lac Intersection in Binh Tan District was also overcrowded from noon to 3:00 pm on Friday.

A section of National Highway 1 in Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City is full of vehicles. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre
A section of National Highway 1 in Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City is crowded with vehicles. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

Meanwhile, traffic came to a standstill on a road from Vo Van Kiet Avenue to National Highway 1 in Binh Chanh District.

Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street leading to the Mien Dong Coach Station in Binh Thanh District faced the same fate.

The domestic passenger terminal of Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Tan Binh District was also crammed with passengers.

At check-in desks, people were queuing up to complete procedures.

In the Cat Lai ferry area, a major link between Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring Dong Nai Province, motorbikes and cars formed a line of some 100 meters to get on the ferry at 5:00 pm.

The volume of vehicles increased in the evening.

The ferry area is forecast to be overcrowded during Saturday.

Commuters are stuck in a traffic jam on a road leading to the Mien Dong Coach Station in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre
Commuters are stuck in a traffic jam on a road leading to the Mien Dong Coach Station in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre
A long line of vehicles on Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street heading to the Mien Dong Coach Station in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre
A long line of vehicles on Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street heading to the Mien Dong Coach Station in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre
The Mien Tay Coach Station in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City is overcrowded with people from the afternoon of April 28, 2023. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre
The Mien Tay Coach Station in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City is overcrowded with people in the afternoon of April 28, 2023. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre
National Highway 1, a gateway from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta region is congested. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre
National Highway 1, a gateway from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta region is congested. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre
Traffic police officers instruct commuters to loops or alleys to ease overload on National Highway 1. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre
Traffic police officers instruct commuters to turn to loops or alleys to ease overload on National Highway 1. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre
As the holiday is long, many people bring a lot of luggage to their hometowns. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre
As the holiday is long, many people bring a lot of luggage to their hometowns. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre
Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City is also crowded o the afternoon of April 28, 2023. Photo: Luu Duyen / Tuoi Tre
Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City is also crowded in the afternoon of April 28, 2023. Photo: Luu Duyen / Tuoi Tre
Cat Lai Ferry, connecting Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring Dong Nai Province, is not too crammed with people. However, the volume of vehicles increases in the evening. Photo: Luu Duyen / Tuoi Tre
Cat Lai Ferry, connecting Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring Dong Nai Province, is not too crammed with people in the afternoon of April 28, 2023. However, the volume of vehicles increases in the evening. Photo: Luu Duyen / Tuoi Tre
The Mien Dong Coach Station in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City is overcrowded with people returning to their hometowns on April 28, 2023. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre
The Mien Dong Coach Station in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City is overcrowded with people returning to their hometowns on April 28, 2023. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre
A traffic jam occurs for many hours at the An Lac Intersection in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City before being relieved by traffic police officers. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
A traffic jam occurs for many hours at the An Lac Intersection in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City before being relieved by traffic police officers. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

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