Long queues of vehicles were stuck on Rach Ong Bridge for a kilometer from the intersection of Pham The Hien and Da Nam streets in District 8 to Tran Xuan Soan Street in neighboring District 7. It was because of a bottleneck caused by road fences at the foot of the bridge as part of work to upgrade the Tau Hu – Ben Nghe Canal in District 8. “The fences have been here for several months, and it is torture to go to the area during rush hour,” Nguyen Van Lam, who lives in the vicinity, complained bitterly. The work is expected to be finished in 2019, meaning locals have to squeeze through the narrowed street for one more year. A bus driver’s assistant took to the street to regulate traffic after his bus got stuck in the gridlock. A little girl appears weary of waiting. Diep My Hoang, a security guard working in District 7, said he is on duty to regulate traffic in the area every day. He said rush hour is between 7a.m. and 8a.m., and between 5p.m. and 8 p.m. The situation didn’t improve day after day, with vehicles on both sides moving at a snail’s space. Motorbikes… Read full this story
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