Ho Chi Minh City will study a plan to ban night buses 24 hours a day in the city center – Photo: CHAU TUAN
According to Ho Chi Minh City Transport Department, after the implementation of the plan to limit sleeper buses in the city center, the traffic situation on ring roads and city center areas has become more stable than before. . So far, basically, individuals and transport companies have complied with the adjustment plan.
However, in addition to the results achieved, the adequacy of traffic organization for sleeping cars has raised some problems that affect traffic order and safety. Specifically, the situation where sleeper buses often stop and park in aisles and aisles to pick up and drop off passengers.
At the same time, several illegal parking lots (Pais do Sapo) appeared in the corridor and on the ring roads. For example, the main road of Rach Chiec sports complex, Tam Binh gas station, Hung Nghia gas station on Highway 1, a section through Thu Duc city area. Or car park n.º 39 at the intersection of Estrada Nacional 1 – Estrada N.º 7 – Rua N.º 18; Parking in front of 13 Le Co Street (Binh Tan District) and some suburban areas.
Recently, city functional forces dealt with 51 cases of passenger cars with beds that intentionally entered prohibited areas and times.
The city’s Transport Department proposed that the Ho Chi Minh City police and localities strengthen patrols, strictly control and handle violations. Especially acts of entry and stop in a prohibited area, parking on ring roads, corridors for boarding and disembarking passengers in violation of the regulation.
Regarding the solution in the near future, currently, Ho Chi Minh City Transport Department proposes to adjust the schedule to prohibit sleeper buses from entering the city center 24/24. The area is bounded by the belt of National Highways 1 – Nguyen Van Linh – Vo Chi Cong – Nguyen Thi Dinh – Dong Van Cong – Mai Chi Tho – Hanoi Highway – National Highway 1.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport will propose to allow passenger buses running on fixed routes between prefectures at Mien Tay bus station to run without time limit on the approved journey. Once approved by the city, routes into and out of the Mien Tay bus station will be signposted.
Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport requested Vietnam Home Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City and other departments, associations and localities to submit written comments before May 30. The City Department of Transport will summarize and propose it to the City People’s Committee for consideration and decision.
The belt prohibits passenger cars from entering the city center from 6 am to 10 pm
According to the January 10 implementation plan, Ho Chi Minh City has banned night buses from running in the city center from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. This area is demarcated by a belt of roads: National Highway 1 – Nguyen Van Linh – Vo Chi Cong – Nguyen Thi Dinh – Dong Van Cong – Mai Chi Tho – Hanoi Highway – National Highway 1.
The city also organizes sleeper buses to run timelessly according to two corridors inside and outside Mien Dong Bus Station and West Bus Station. Specifically, the entry and exit corridor of Mien Tay Bus Station: Highway 1 – Kinh Duong Vuong Street – Mien Tay Bus Station and vice versa. Corridor inside and outside Mien Dong Bus Station (Old): National Highway 1 – National Highway 13 – Dinh Bo Linh – East Bus Station – National Highway 13 – National Highway 1.