Deputy Director of Rach Mieu Bridge BOT Co., Ltd Mr. Ha Ngoc Nam said that around 22,000- 23,000 vehicles have travelled through the Rach Mieu Bridge a day, of which, the volume of vehicles to Ho Chi Minh City accounts for more than a half. Additionally, the huge number of motorcycles caused the bottleneck.
In particular, as from the early morning of February 16, passenger buses from the Northern, Central and Central Highlands regions to Mien Dong (Eastern) Bus Station have been crowded.
Vice Director of Mien Dong (Eastern) Bus Station Mr. Do Phu Dat said that in order to response to the Covid-19 pandemic, especially to monitor passengers returning to HCMC from pandemic-hit localities after Tet holiday, the bus station in coordination with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in HCMC, medical centers of Binh Thanh District and Thu Duc City to ask returnees to HCMC have to perform health declaration as well as quarantine or medical supervision for each case based on medical declaration.
As for Mien Tay (Western) Bus Station, returners to Ho Chi Minh City have been deserted in recent days. It is expected that the bus station would receive around 30,000 people on Wednesday morning, a decrease of 30 percent to 40 percent over the same period of previous years.
At the same time, passengers running through the Sai Gon Railway Station have been reduced due to an impact of the current complicated Covid-19 pandemic situation.
Yesterday, there were only six trains carrying 1,200 passengers returning to the city through Sai Gon Railway Station.
Over previous years, passengers travelling through Cat Lai Ferry Station were also humble.
Despite of crowded vehicles, traffic congestion did not occur at intersection of Do Xuan Hop to An Phu on Ho Chi Minh City- Long Thanh- Dau Giay Expressway.
By staff writer- Translated by Huyen Huong