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Gateways congested as people return to Hanoi following Tet break

By Ngoc Thanh   February 5, 2022 | 07:44 am PT
An ocean of vehicles inundated gateways leading to Hanoi on Saturday in the wake of a nine-day Tet break starting Jan. 29.
Over the past three days, the toll stations of Phap Van Cau Giay Expressway have been in a state of congestion with streams of vehicles trying to pass through and inching toward the capital.

Over the past three days, toll stations on Phap Van-Cau Gie Expressway have been congested with streams of vehicles trying to reach the capital.

Apart from toll booths, Phap Van Toll Station has to mobile more than 10 staff to collect cash from people passing by.

Apart from toll booths, Phap Van Toll Station had to mobilize more than 10 staff to process cash payments.

After passing the toll station, vehicles are divided into lanes on a frontage road to avoid congestion at Hanoi’s southern gateway. More than 1 km of the 4-meter wide frontage road near Dong My Commune of Thanh Tri District is jammed.

After passing the toll station, vehicles are redirected to avoid congestion at Hanoi’s southern gateway. More than one kilometer of the four-meter wide road near Dong My Commune of Thanh Tri District got jammed.

Lines of cars and motorcycles slowly enter the capital city on a street near Nuoc Ngam Bus Station.

Lines of cars and motorcycles slowly enter the capital via a street near Nuoc Ngam Bus Station.

The pouring rain and outside temperature at 14 Celcius degrees make it difficult for travelers.

The pouring rain and outside temperature of 14 degrees Celsius hampered travel.

I caught a bus from northern Ninh Binh Province at 12 p.m. and arrived in Hanoi at 5 p.m., it was one hour longer than usual because of two congestion points, especially at toll stations, said Nguyen Ti Loan.

"I caught a bus from northern Ninh Binh Province at 12 p.m. and arrived in Hanoi at 5 p.m., it was one hour longer than usual because of two congestion points, especially at toll stations," said Nguyen Thi Loan.

Many people bring a lot of things after the long holiday.

Many travelers are loaded down after the long holiday.

Many exits from Ring Road 3 are jammed with vehicles.

Many exits from Ring Road 3 are flooded with vehicles.

 
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