HCM City’s Department of Transport has mapped out urgent measures to ease traffic congestion in the city.

The department is working to create a list of congested areas where new business registration certificates should not be granted to enterprises. The proposal will then be sent to the municipal People’s Committee for approval.

The department will also install additional road signs on crowded routes, according to the department’s report that was submitted to the municipal People’s Committee on May 10.

Creating one-way streets and accelerating the progress of construction work in order to remove safety fences that cause additional congestion will be carried out until the end of the year.

An inventory of schools with constant traffic jams at their surrounding areas will be completed and submitted to the city’s Department of Education and Training so that measures can be implemented to deal with the congestion.

The department’s inspectors will conduct more patrols and stricter fines will be given to street racers, particularly near the East-West Highway and Thu Thiem Bridge./.