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Traffic chaos returns to engulf Hanoi

By Ngoc Thanh, Pham Chieu   April 29, 2022 | 12:10 am PT
Roads have suffered consistent congestion not only during rush hour but throughout the day as Hanoi adjusts to a "new normal" following the Covid-19 pandemic.
At 7 a.m., both opposite lanes of the Nga Tu So overpass and streets below are heavily congested.

At 7 a.m., both opposite lanes along Nga Tu So overpass and streets below are heavily congested.

For many years, traffic jams at the intersection between Tran Phu and Chien Thang streets have made it difficult for people to travel from Ha Dong District to the inner city during rush hour.

For many years, traffic jams at the intersection between Tran Phu and Chien Thang streets have made it difficult for people to travel from Ha Dong District to the inner city during rush hour.

A mother walking her child to school struggle to navigate through the sea of motorbikes overflowing the sidewalk on Nguyen Trai Street.

A mother walking her child to school struggles to navigate the sea of motorbikes overflowing the sidewalk on Nguyen Trai Street.

After being stuck in traffic for too long, a child dozed off on the motorbikes handlebars on Tay Son Street.

After being stuck in traffic for too long, a child dozes off on the motorbike's handlebars on Tay Son Street.

A tunnel is being built on To Huu Street near the section that cuts through Ring Road 3. A portion of the road is surrounded by corrugated iron for construction, causing frequent traffic jams.

A tunnel is being built on To Huu Street near the section that cuts through Ring Road 3. A portion of the road is surrounded by corrugated iron for construction, causing frequent traffic jams.

On the morning of April 29, Ho Tung Mau Street is packed with streams of vehicles.Nam, a coach driver, said it was extremely stressful for him to travel through this area during rush hour. Despite his efforts to arrive early, he frequently has to apologize to customers for late pickups.

On the morning of April 29, Ho Tung Mau Street is jam-packed with streams of vehicles.
Nam, a coach driver, said it was extremely stressful for him to travel through this area during rush hour. Despite his efforts to arrive early, he frequently has to apologize to customers for late pickups.

The intersection between Nguyen Hoang and Pham Hung streets is clogged, with vehicles crawling along at a snails pace.

The intersection between Nguyen Hoang and Pham Hung streets is clogged, with vehicles crawling along at a snail's pace.

Tran Quang Chinh, deputy head of the traffic police division No. 6 under the Hanoi Traffic Police Department, stated that traffic chaos resumed major roads such as Ho Tung Mau, Pham Hung, Xuan Thuy, Tran Duy Hung during rush hour because students and teachers have returned to school.

Tran Quang Chinh, deputy head of traffic police division No. 6 under the Hanoi Traffic Police Department, stated that traffic chaos resumed along major roads like Ho Tung Mau, Pham Hung, Xuan Thuy, and Tran Duy Hung during rush hour since students and teachers have returned to school.

 
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