From Saturday (April 30), workers across the country will officially start the 4-day holiday from April 30 to May 1. Right on the afternoon of April 29, many people began to move back to their hometown for the holiday. Many roads leading to the gateways of cities have fallen into traffic jams, making traveling extremely difficult.
In particular, as noted by users in two big cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. In Ho Chi Minh City, calling a car to move is difficult and inconvenient. The switchboards of major taxi companies such as Vinasun, Mai Linh, … suddenly could not be contacted. The car parking app also encountered an error that made many people difficult to understand.
Besides, technology car companies such as Grab, Be or Gojek also fell into a state of “burn out” trips. Many people book tired but all announced busy, not a single driver to accept passengers.
Ms. Hang (Hanoi) said: “This afternoon, I stood from 4:30 to 6 am at Lotte, but couldn’t catch the car. Both grab car and grab bike were not available.”
‘Has Hanoi broken up? 50 minutes, neither a grab car nor a grab bike picked me up even though I actively used 3 ordered phones. Many taxi companies refuse to massage. Until minute 60, there was a gentle man, a shipper, who was just shipping things to a customer. Thank you for shipping this 53kg parcel so urgently,” said Thu Ly (Hanoi) humorously.
Not only that, the fares of the car companies have increased by 2, 3 times than usual. The distance is only 3 km, but it costs 119 thousand VND. Prices increased but still no car, customers had to wait or ask relatives, passersby to ‘rescue’.
Be’s booking app notifies all drivers who are busy and unable to provide service.
It is known that traffic on the afternoon of April 29 encountered a serious congestion, causing many taxi companies and technology vehicles to refuse to accept customers. In Hanoi, from 15:00, the main roads start to be blocked because of the large number of people flocking to their hometown. Thang Long Boulevard, heading to the elevated road to get to National Highway 1A, is more than a kilometer long. Below, Pham Hung, Khuat Duy Tien and Nguyen Xien streets are also crowded with people returning to their hometown.
In the city. In Ho Chi Minh City, many gateway routes to the West such as National Highway 50, National Highway 1A, the number of vehicles pouring into the countryside is very large, many cars and motorbikes inching little by little. The highway section from Binh Dien bridge to Doan Nguyen Tuan street, Tan Tuc commune, Binh Chanh district, the car lane is kilometer long.
At the eastern gate of Ho Chi Minh City, from about 16:30 to 18:00, congestion becomes tense due to the high number of cars leaving the city.
On Mai Chi Tho Street, the section in front of An Phu intersection, Thu Duc city, at nearly 5:00 p.m., the line of cars stretched for more than two kilometers, slowly waiting to get on the Ho Chi Minh City – Long Thanh – Dau Giay highway. Part of the motorbike road, the number of vehicles is less, only local congestion at some intersections. On the highway, in the evening, the line of cars also “dragon snakes” in the direction from Ho Chi Minh City through Dong Nai, Ba Ria – Vung Tau…
Not only traffic jams, rainy weather also affects the traffic of both cities. The weather this afternoon in Hanoi has light rain to moderate rain, people’s travel faces many difficulties.
The prolonged heavy rain also caused many roads in Thu Duc, Binh Thanh and Go Vap cities to be deeply flooded, and the road leading to Tan Son Nhat airport was congested on the evening of April 29.
At To Ngoc Van street, Linh Dong ward, Thu Duc city, the water was deep to the saddle, a series of vehicles stalled. People have to wade through the water to lead their cars to find a place to repair. Some other people put the car up to a high place and the gas pushed water from the exhaust pipe. Many drivers parked their cars close to the roadside waiting for the water to recede.
Heavy rain also flooded many low-lying sections along Pham Van Dong Boulevard, causing many difficulties for many people on the way to the bus station and Tan Son Nhat airport to return to their hometown. Thousands of cars and motorbikes lined up, inching little by little.
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