A big traffic jam occurred at the Vam Cong ferry station across the Hau River in An Giang southern province as a long line of vehicles were stuck for many hours this morning from the National Highway 91 to Cai San Bridge near Can Tho city.
A long line of vehicles were stuck for many hours this morning from the National Highway 91 Photo: Tuoi Tre
This year’s number of vehicles traveling through the ferry station increased 20 pct compared to the same period last year, said Nguyen Van Trang, chief supervisor of the station.
The congestion came about as people from across the country’s southern region flocked through the station to return to Ho Chi Minh City to resume work from provinces of An Giang and Kien Giang.
To handle the gridlock, the organizing board mobilized three more ferries with loading capacity of 100 – 200 tons each.
In other news, in Binh Dinh central province, the Binh Dinh Transportation Joint-Stock Company has mobilized all available buses in the province to meet growing demand during Tet holidays, aimed at avoiding traffic jams.
According to initial statistics, although the price of tickets has gone up to 100 pct, the number of buses traveling on the Quy Nhon – Ho Chi Minh City route increased fourfold year-on-year.
Currently, all train tickets (160 tickets per day) for the Dieu Tri-HCMC route on February 7 – 28 have been sold out.
The Dieu Tri train station in Binh Dinh has suggested local authorities deploy two more carriages and one train to meet demand.