HCMC sends reinforcements to clear gridlocked roads near airport

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 An undated photo of a street near Tan Son Nhat Airport. Photo credit: VnExpress
In Ho Chi Minh City nearly 200 police officers have been placed on duty in streets around Tan Son Nhat Airport to regulate traffic and ease the horrendous congestion they suffer frequently.
News website VnExpress quoted the traffic police office as saying they would be on duty from 6 a.m. from 10 p.m. every day, starting on Monday (October 19).
They would also work with aviation staff to deal with illegally parked taxis and buses, the police said, estimating that 19 spots in the surrounding streets are prone to congestion.
In the long term, they would possibly recommend construction of flyovers, according to police.
Tan Son Nhat, Vietnam's biggest airport, has received over 20 million passengers this year, according to the Southern Airports Authority.
More than 2,000 vehicles enter and leave the airport every day, clogging surrounding streets from morning to evening, the authority said.

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