May 05, 2020 / 00:00

Hanoi streets packed with vehicles as usual after social distancing orders lifted

The Hanoitimes - Hanoi’s streets seem to be stuffier and noisier in the first summer days.

Hanoi’s streets have become crowded again with people when the routine has been restored completely after national holidays.  

 Nguyen Trai street in the rush hour on the morning of May 4.

Hanoi returned to its normal life when catering businesses reopened and classes have resumed after a long period of social distancing against the Covid-19 pandemic. 

On May 4, arterial thoroughfares in Hanoi including Tran Phu – Nguyen Trai, To Huu – Le Van Luong, Ho Tung Mau – Xuan Thuy were filled with transport vehicles and congested at many intersections. 

Many traffic violations recurred including riding motorcycles on the sidewalk; encroaching upon the BRT bus lane, running red lights and parking on the sidewalks.

Hanoi’s streets seem to be stuffier and noisier in the first summer days.

The junction of To Huu street and Mo Lao bridge was filled with vehicles.

 The intersection of Khuat Duy Tien – To Huu streets.
 Hoang Minh Giam street, Cau Giay district
 Dense traffic on Le Van Luong street.
 BRT bus in the middle of the vehicle flow
  Traffic jam at Le Van Luong overpass.
 Thai Ha street, Dong Da district, Hanoi.
 Slow traffic flow in Nga Tu So street, Thanh Xuan district, Hanoi.
 Belt Road No.3, the section of Nguyen Xien – Khuat Duy Tien streets packed with vehicles.
 Traffic violations on the street. 
Photos: Ngoc Hai - Hoang Hiep (Kinh te & Do thi)