Hanoi, HCM City streets gridlocked as Tet arrives

15:37 12/02/2018

Many of the streets around Hanoi and HCM City are currently facing a traffic quagmire with congestion affecting popular thoroughfares as droves of people travel to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year festival (Tet).

 In recent days, the number of vehicles on Hanoi streets has increased sharply as people scurry around to prepare for Tet and rush to bus stations and airports to travel to their hometown, leading to prolonged traffic jams. Photo: Vietnamnet
 Primary school students look tired on a school bus at Giap Nhat Street. Photo: Vietnamnet
 Vehicles creep along at a snail’s pace as traffic jams at Kim Lien tunnel in Xa Dan Street, Hanoi from the early morning. Photo: Vietnamnet
 ...to the evening. Photo: Vietnamnet
 In HCM City, thousands of vehicles are packed into the streets leading to Tan Son Nhat airport. Many passengers abandon their cars to walk to the airport so that they get their flights on time. Photo: Labour Newspaper
 Children sleep well in their parents’ arms as they sit waiting for a flight. Photo: Vnexpress
 Serious traffic congestion in front of the entrance to Tan Son Nhat airport. Photo: Labour newspaper
 As Tet nears, people are crowding into the international terminal at Tan Son Nhat airport from morning till midnight. Photo: Vnexpress
 Some people go upstairs so they can spot their relatives easily while the crowds jostle their way to the terminal. Photo: Vnexpress
 Many people fall asleep in corridors as they are so exhausted. Photo: Vnexpress