Traffic left paralyzed for hours on roads to Saigon airport

By Duy Tran   July 20, 2017 | 05:49 pm GMT+7

Different day, same story: Make sure you leave early for a chance of making your flight on time.

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Vehicles were sandwiched side by side and moving at a snail’s pace on all major streets leading to Tan Son Nhat Airport from morning to noon on Thursday.

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Truong Son Street looked like a parking lot with motorbikes and cars stretching back for 2 kilometers.

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An overpass aimed at solving the chronic congestion is nearly complete, but for now it seems it's traffic as usual.

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These passengers got out of their cabs because walking seemed like the faster option.

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“It took me 40 minutes to carry a passenger from Go Vap to Tan Binh District, a section that should take only 10 minutes,” a Grab bike driver named Nam said.

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The serious congestion affected other streets nearby. This was Hoang Van Thu this morning.

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These officers had a busy morning.

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The city has been trying to tackle traffic around Tan Son Nhat Airport by opening Hong Ha Street and building an overpass leading to the airport, but it seem a lot more needs to be done.