As of Saturday (April 30), workers across the country will officially begin the 4-day April 30-May 1 vacation. On the very afternoon of April 29, many people started returning to their hometowns for the holiday. Many roads leading to the city gates are stuck in traffic, making travel extremely difficult.
In particular, as noted by users in two major cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. It is difficult and inconvenient to call a car in Ho Chi Minh City. The headquarters of large taxi companies such as Vinasun, Mai Linh, … were suddenly no longer accessible. An error also occurred in the parking app, which was difficult for many people to understand.
In addition, technology car companies such as Grab, Be or Gojek also fell into a state of “burn-out” trips. Many people book tired, but all announced busy, not a single driver to pick up passengers.
Ms. Hang (Hanoi) said, “This afternoon I was standing in Lotte from 4:30 to 6:00 am, but I couldn’t reach the car. Both Grab Car and Grab Bike were not available.”
“Has Hanoi disintegrated? Neither a Grabcar nor a Grabbike picked me up for 50 minutes, although I actively used 3 ordered phones. Many taxi companies refuse massages. Until minute 60 there was a gentle man, a courier, who was just shipping things to a customer. Thank you for sending this 53kg package so urgently,” Thu Ly (Hanoi) said humorously.
Not only that, car company rates have increased 2, 3 times than usual. The distance is only 3 km, but it costs 119,000 VND. Prices went up, but still no car, customers had to wait or ask relatives, passers-by for “rescue”.
Be’s booking app notifies all drivers who are busy and unable to provide service.
Traffic is known to have been seriously congested on the afternoon of April 29, causing many taxi companies and technology vehicles to refuse to accept customers. In Hanoi, from 3:00 p.m., the main roads will be closed due to the large number of people pouring into their hometown. Thang Long Boulevard, which leads to the overpass to get to National Highway 1A, is more than a kilometer long. Below, Pham Hung, Khuat Duy Tien, and Nguyen Xien streets are also crowded with people returning to their hometowns.
In the city. In Ho Chi Minh City, many gateway routes to the west, such as National Highway 50, National Highway 1A, the number of vehicles pouring into the countryside is very large, many cars and motorcycles are moving after and after. The highway section from Binh Dien Bridge to Doan Nguyen Tuan Road, Tan Tuc Township, Binh Chanh District, the car lane is kilometers long.
At the east gate of Ho Chi Minh City, it becomes congested from around 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. due to the high number of cars leaving the city.
On Mai Chi Tho Road, the section before An Phu Junction in Thu Duc City, the line of cars stretched more than two kilometers around 5:00 p.m., slowly waiting to enter Ho Chi Minh -To arrive city – Long Thanh – Dau Giay highway. Part of the motorcycle road, the number of vehicles is less, only local traffic jams at some intersections. On the highway “dragon snakes” in the evening, the line of cars in the direction of Ho Chi Minh City through Dong Nai, Ba Ria – Vung Tau …
Traffic in both cities is affected not only by traffic jams, but also by rainy weather. The weather this afternoon in Hanoi is light rain to moderate rain, people’s journey faces many difficulties.
The continued heavy rain also caused many roads in the cities of Thu Duc, Binh Thanh and Go Vap to become severely flooded, and the road leading to Tan Son Nhat Airport was congested on the evening of April 29.
On To Ngoc Van Street in Linh Dong District, Thu Duc City, the water was saddle-deep, and a number of vehicles were halted. People have to wade through the water to guide their cars to find a repair spot. Some other people jacked up the car and the gas pushed water out of the tailpipe. Many drivers parked their cars at the curb and waited for the water to recede.
Heavy rain also flooded many low-lying sections along Pham Van Dong Boulevard, causing many difficulties for many people on their way to the bus station and Tan Son Nhat Airport and returning to their hometown. Thousands of cars and motorcycles were queuing up and approaching bit by bit.