A rush of holiday makers return to cities

Holiday makers had to make a lot of exertion to reach tourist spots or return home and again had to face miserableness  to come back to the city. 

The Liberation Day and May Day fell on the weekend hence government workers and laborers had at least three days off for vacation.

Most of transport companies operated a huge additional bus trips but still could not meet demand. After bringing passengers to the city, the buses hurriedly left for picking up travelers in provinces.

Buses from Mekong Delta provinces of Long An, Tien Giang, Dong Thap and the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau, the south-central coast province of Binh Thuan and more were overloaded with people.

The increase of buses to help holiday makers come back to the city resulted in traffic congestion on the National Highway 1A which is the major route from neighboring provinces to the city.

The similar situation also occurred in Hanoi.

Traffic was blocked at bus stations like My Dinh, Nuoc Ngam because a massive number of people crowded on the streets to catch buses, taxi and taxi-motorcycles.

The bus fare has remarkably increased by 50-100 percent for routes from provinces Tuyen Quang, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and others to the capital.

Buses of transport private enterprises stopped on the way to illegally pick up too many passengers and speeded along the roads dangerously, several passengers complained.

By staff writers – Translated by Kim Khanh

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