Ho Chi Minh City

Coach stations overloaded as people return home on holidays

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Thousands of people, who are living, working and studying in Ho Chi Minh City, yesterday flocked to bus stations, train station, Tan Son Nhat airport to return their home or travel on a four- day off vacation for the Liberation of Southern Vietnam and National Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day (May 1), causing traffic congestion through the city's gateways.
Especially, serious traffic congestion occurred in the eastern gateway to Ho Chi Minh City for several hours. 

Railway and bus stations increase transport capacity to meet the travel demand of passengers during the holidays. 

Hundreds of passenger vehicles lined up on National Highway 13 to pick up guests from Mien Dong (the eastern) bus station. Inside the bus station, thousands of passengers still had to wait for several hours to go aboard. 

As for Mien Tay (the western) bus station, a huge number of passengers also flocked to the bus station to go home. 

According to a leader of the Mien Tay (the western) bus station, around 152,000 people will travel through the bus station on the holidays, an increase of 210 percent over the same period last year. 

To ensure the safety of passengers at the bus and train stations, all people will be checked temperature and must conduct medical declaration when entering the bus terminals and before going aboard. 

Some photos at the bus and train stations yesterday:
Coach stations overloaded as people return home on holidays ảnh 1
Coach stations overloaded as people return home on holidays ảnh 2
Coach stations overloaded as people return home on holidays ảnh 3


By Quoc Hung- Translated by Huyen Huong

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