HCMC might ban vans in daytime to ease traffic jam

The HCMC Department of Transport will work with authorized agencies to study a van ban in daytime to reduce worsening traffic jam in major streets citywide.

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According to department director Bui Xuan Cuong, traffic jam has regularly occurred in many streets during peak time, especially at city entrance gateways, radial roads and routes to and from seaports and Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
The issue has been more serious because of vans operating at noon to serve restaurants, hotels and small production establishments in residential areas, he added.
Therefore, the Transport Department will coordinate with other agencies to study a measure prohibiting light trucks in daytime in regularly congested streets namely Truong Son, Ba Thang Hai (February 3), Hoang Van Thu and Nguyen Thi Minh Khai.
In addition, the department will continue traffic segregation, supplement traffic lights and work with authorized agencies to solve traffic congestion.

By QUOC HUNG – Translated by Hai Mien

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