April 29th is the last working day before the holidays April 30th and May 1st. This year, many people take the opportunity to return to their hometown or travel early due to a long vacation (from April 30 to the end of May 3).
At Hanoifrom 17:00 the tourists flocked to the quays of My Dinh, Nuoc Ngam and Giap Bat… and the Gateway streets were busier than usual.
As noted by PV, on April 30 and May 1, people at the My Dinh bus station flocked to the train station to catch the bus back to their hometown, which was very crowded.
From outside Pham Hung Street outside the bus station gate, people bring their things and rush to the station to catch the bus
Outside the corridor waiting for buses and coaches, it was packed with people waiting for the bus to leave the station.
Picture taken at 5 p.m. on Khuat Duy Tien Road, traffic is busy
Motorbikes jostle along the sidewalk on Khuat Duy Tien Street
The roads up and down Ring Road 3 are congested
Both above and below the 3rd ring line
On Giai Phong Street, where there are two major bus stations, Nuoc Ngam and Giap Bat, the number of vehicles is so crowded that both directions are blocked.
The later in the afternoon the number of vehicles pouring onto the street becomes more and more dense
Nguyen Trai Street has long been congested
There is a long traffic jam in the Phap Van – Tu Hiep area (Thanh Tri, Hanoi).
The cars drive in 5-6 rows at a very slow speed. In the opposite direction, the vehicles operate normally.
In Ho Chi Minh CityMany people are leaving the city to return to their hometown for vacation and travel, resulting in many roads being congested, bus stations and airports being overcrowded.
On the afternoon of April 29, vehicles were crowded on the Hanoi highway (Thu Duc city) in the direction of Mai Chi Tho to join the Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay highway.
Vehicles crowd Cong Hoa Street – the gateway to Tan Son Nhat Airport
The traffic police have been reinforced to regulate vehicles through the crossings of the entrance area of Tan Son Nhat Airport
On vacation, many passengers come to Tan Son Nhat Airport to return to their hometown and travel, which makes this place crowded.
According to the Southern Airport Authority, there will be about 700 daily flights to and from Tan Son Nhat Airport from April 29 to May 4, according to the airlines’ latest flight schedules. Passengers are expected to be received about 105,000 times per day, including about 13,000 in the international terminal and about 92,000 in the domestic terminal.
People are leaving Ho Chi Minh City to return to their hometown, traveling for the holiday, causing the gate to Mien Dong bus station (Binh Thanh district) to be congested.
In the east bus station, many people are waiting for the bus to leave the station to go home. At the bus station, security has been reinforced to ensure security and direct people to the garage area.
Most passengers return to the central provinces and central highlands.
The waiting area in the bus station is almost empty
People want to return to their hometowns to celebrate the holiday
Mr. Tran Thanh Viet – deputy chief of the sales department of the eastern bus station said that on the occasion of April 30 to May 1, the demand for passengers increased, in which the central region and the central highlands occupied most of the bus station. Mien Dong made a plan to serve passengers. According to Mr. Viet, around 35,000 passengers are expected to pass through the bus station today, which corresponds to the same period last year.
Passengers crowded the Mien Dong bus station on the afternoon of April 29 to return to their hometown for vacation.
Traffic jams continued for many kilometers on National Road 1 (the section through Cai Lay district in Tien Giang province). In the evening, the traffic jam got worse, which “buried” many vehicles.
“I moved to An Giang from Ho Chi Minh City, but when I arrived in Tien Giang I was stuck in traffic, cars were queuing. The traffic jam lasted many hours, it took me almost 4 hours, but only a few kilometers,” Do Dai said tiredly.
Long traffic jam on Pham Van Dong road intersecting with Le Quang Dinh (Binh Thanh district) on the evening of April 29