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HCM City transport department to ensure traffic safety during year-end festive period

The HCM City Department of Transport is making plans to streamline traffic and ensure safety during the festive season in late 2019 and early 2020.

The HCM City Department of Transport plans to take measures to prevent accidents and congestion during the year-end festive period. — VNA/VNS Photo

The multiple holidays such as Christmas, Calendar New Year and Lunar New Year mean it is the peak traffic period.

The department has increased patrolling to identify damaged and flooded roads for timely repairs before the peak season and ordered measures to reduce accidents.

To ensure the safety of pedestrians, the department has installed barriers to prevent motorbike riders from climbing pavements.

It has also used technology to connect all traffic signals with the traffic monitoring centre so that the police can control the flow of traffic.

A department official said it would continue to adjust the traffic flow in the areas around Cat Lai port, Tâa Son Nhat airport and the city centre.

It would also change public transport schedules to prevent congestion and work with technical infrastructure management units and investors to speed up construction of roads, he said.

It would work with the police to prevent traffic jams and accident hotspots, he said.

Besides taking measures to minimise traffic accidents, the department also disseminate traffic safety rules in schools.

It plans to continue working with Honda and the Pedestrian Book Street Company to disseminate safety measures in public areas such as bus stations, parks and Nguyen Van Binh Street. — VNS

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