Last update: 13:19 | 17/07/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City Department of Transport said that of the 37 traffic jam hotspots in the city, 10 sites are becoming more congested.
Tran Quang Lam, deputy director of HCM City Department of Transportation, told a conference of the Ministry of Transport on July 17 that HCM City had applied many measures and built a series of works to reduce congestion.
Lam said that of these 37 points of congestion, traffic jams at 25 points had been reduced by 50% and 2 points by 20%; 10 points have more serious congestion.
Lam insisted that the handling of traffic jams was a great concern of HCM City authorities. By the end of the year, the city's goal will be to reduce the number of the current 37 congestion points.
He said the completion of 19 key traffic projects in the city in the second half of the year is considered one of the important solutions to curb traffic jams.
Lam revealed that this August, the first river bus route in HCM City will be put into operation. This route is expected to transport about 8,000 passengers a day. In early 2018, the second river bus route will be operational.
The first river bus route is about 10.8 km long, running from Bach Dang wharf to the Sai Gon river through the Thanh Da canal and then to the Saigon river again to Linh Dong ward in Thu Duc district. This route consists of 7 stations, based in the districts of 1, 2, Binh Thanh and Thu Duc.
The second river bus route of 10.3 km runs from Bach Dang wharf (District 1) along the Saigon River to Ben Nghe canal, Tau Hu canal, through districts 1, 4, 5, 6, 8 and vice versa.
The 10 most serious black spots of traffic jams in Ho Chi Minh City: Cong Truong Dan Chu T-junction, Su Van Hanh - Thanh Thai – 3/2 area, Truong Chinh Street, Cong Hoa - Hoang Hoa Tham junction, Pham Van Dong - Nguyen Thai Son – Bach Dang – Hoang Minh Giam roundabout, Nguyen Thi Dinh Road, My Thuy intersection, Thu Duc crossroads, Dinh Bo Linh - Bach Dang junction, and Xo Viet - Nghe Tinh road.