Traffic congestion on Thu Thiem bridge in HCM City (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNS/VNA) –
Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Transport has added more patrols to handle traffic congestions during the holiday season.

A department representative said the patrol force at Cat Lai port will strictly handle violators for parking in the wrong spots.

The department has also arranged forces to regulate traffic at the busy An Phu and My Thuy intersection in district 2.

Tran Quoc Khanh, chief inspector of the city’s Department of Transport, said they would also arrange forces to strictly handle illegal buses at bus stations and regulate traffic at streets that lead to the station such as Kinh Duong Vuong, Xo Viet Nghe Tinh, Dinh Bo Linh, and National Road No 13.

In addition, the city will also arrange an inspection force at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, where traffic jams often occur during the holiday season.

Nguyen Chi Trung, Director of the city’s Public Transport Centre, said the city has four shuttle bus routes to transport passengers to and from the airport. The buses are expected to ease traffic congestion in the airport area. The centre will adjust the number of buses to meet the demand of passengers.

Bui Xuan Cuong, Director of the municipal Department of Transport, said that from next year, the city will deploy solutions to ease congestion and prevent traffic accidents.

The solutions include better State management of urban traffic, development of transport infrastructure, improved passenger transport and cargo transport services, an application of technologies in transport management.

According to the department, the city has 28 congestion hotspots. It has successfully handed some spots such as the My Thuy intersection in district 2, Dan Chu roundabout that connects district 3 and district 10, Phan Van Tri-Pham Van Dong junction, and Tay Hoa intersection in Thu Duc district.-VNS/VNA