On the afternoon of July 30, lengthy strains of automobiles and vehicles clogged the Trung Luong – My Thuan Expressway going from HCMC in the direction of the Mekong Delta. This expressway is an extension of the one main highway that connects town with the area.
Aside from the rise within the visitors quantity resulting from rising journey demand through the weekend, the congestion was additionally brought on by the variety of automobiles stopping alongside the best way to get their digital toll assortment (ETC) card. There is no such thing as a emergency lane on the Trung Luong – My Thuan for drivers to make use of for this objective. The federal government has requested all expressways throughout the nation to begin utilizing the ETC system by Aug. 1.
And since there isn’t a emergency lane, automobiles that break down have nowhere to tug as much as, in order that they cease proper on the curb, worsening the visitors jam.
The 51-km Trung Luong – My Thuan Expressway opened to visitors late April after 13 years of development. It has helped scale back the journey time from HCMC to Tien Giang Province by 75 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes. Because of a change within the investor and points associated to funding, the expressway has opened with no emergency lane. The brand new investor has promised to construct the lane within the second section, however it’s not clear when it will occur.
The newly opened highway is already overloaded, serving 30,500 automobiles per day. It was designed to have a capability of 23,000 by 2025.
Linking with Trung Luong – My Thuan, the HCMC – Trung Luong Expressway is overrun after 12 years of operation. The primary of its variety in southern Vietnam, the 62-km lengthy, four-lane HCMC – Trung Luong Expressway has an emergency lane.
An ambulance makes use of the emergency lane of HCMC – Trung Luong Expressway to flee the visitors jam on July 30, 2022. Photograph by VnExpress/Hoang Nam
Nguyen Van Thanh, head of the Directorate for Roads below Vietnam’s Street Administration Division No.4, which manages the expressway, stated since toll assortment stopped in January 2019, the variety of automobiles utilizing the expressway elevated out of the blue by greater than 35 % to round 52,000 automobiles per day, and by greater than 50 % throughout holidays.
The route, which has 4 lanes, at the moment permits automobiles to run at a pace of 100 kph, however resulting from congestion, they will solely journey at 60-70 kph and slower.
Connecting HCMC with the southeastern area, the HCMC – Lengthy Thanh – Dau Giay Expressway has the most important visitors quantity amongst all expressways in Vietnam, with a median of 45,000-50,000 automobiles per day on regular days and 60,000 per day throughout holidays.
In latest days, visitors on the expressway has turn out to be much more congested because the ETC system is carried out.
The 55-km expressway permits automobiles to run at a most of 120 kph, however many drivers take greater than three hours to go.
Lengthy strains of automobiles and vehicles on the HCMC – Lengthy Thanh – Dau Giay Expressway on July 30, 2022. Photograph by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Bui Van Quan, chairman of the HCMC Cargo Transport Affiliation, stated expressways in southern Vietnam have turn out to be overloaded, however drivers do haven’t many choices to select from as work is but to start on many different routes.
Quan stated that aside from a scarcity of roads within the area, there are different inadequacies irritating transport companies.
He stated authorities needs to be blamed for the state of affairs of automobiles having to run under the minimal pace on HCMC – Trung Luong Expressway.
“The individuals and companies have paid proportionately, so it’s not honest that they don’t seem to be supplied the service they deserve,” he stated.
HCMC and the 2 provinces of Lengthy An and Tien Giang have all proposed that the width of the HCMC – Trung Luong Expressway be expanded to eight lanes.
A plan has been ready to increase a 24-km part of HCMC – Lengthy Thanh – Dau Giay Expressway from 4 to eight lanes.
[email protected] The content will be deleted within 8 hours. (maybe within Minutes)