A traffic jam at the T-junction of Le Trong Tan - Tan Ky Tan Quy in HCM City (Photo: VNA) 

HCM City (VNA) – Everyone who wants smooth movement on roads in Ho Chi Minh City now can visit the city’s traffic website at giaothong.hochiminhcity.gov.vn, which made its debut on January 19.

A mobile app of the website, managed by the municipal Department of Transport, for Android phones is also available.

It supplies updated information about traffic density and movement speed, along with live images of traffic recorded by more than 300 cameras of the Transport Department across the city. 

Website users can keep up with information on congested streets and the control of traffic flow so as to choose the best route to go.

Details of parking areas or public toilets, among others, can also be found on this website, which is also designed to help users easily give feedback on traffic problems.

At the launch, Vice Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee Khuat Viet Hung said HCM City is taking the lead in applying IT in traffic infrastructure management. Basing on the city’s experience, the Transport Ministry will consider similar applications for the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam and other localities.

Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Le Van Khoa said IT application is a pragmatic non-structural solution to traffic congestion, which has got worse in the city recently. It helps with not only traffic management but also the building of a smart city.-VNA