Proposal to open 12 more bus routes in Ho Chi Minh City
The Department of Transport proposed to open 8 more bus routes in the inner city and 4 routes through adjacent provinces, helping to expand the network and increase connectivity.
The plan has just been sent by the Department of Transport to the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, after researching, surveying, and setting up a roadmap for implementation with related parties.
In which, 4 routes use small cars, including two routes from Binh An train station to Lien Phuong street (Thu Duc city) and Saigon bus station (District 1). The remaining two routes connect District 7 and Binh Chanh District, including: hamlet 5 Phong Phu – District 7 People’s Committee and T30 Residential Area – Marketing University. These routes have a distance of 14-19.5 km.
4 other routes are proposed to run along the corridor of Vo Van Kiet – Mai Chi Tho avenue (where the system is expected to be built). high quality bus), distance 11-22 km, including: An Lac – Rach Chiec, An Lac – Ben Thanh, Cho Lon – Rach Chiec and Ben Thanh – Rach Chiec.
Particularly, the remaining 4 routes go to adjacent provinces with a distance of 38-91 km, without subsidies. In which, three routes connect Tan Phu bus station to Tay Ninh, Tien Giang and Bien Hoa bus stations and one from An Suong bus station to Bien Hoa.
The opening of more bus routes is expected to contribute to the development of public passenger transport and help reduce private cars in the area; connecting residential areas, traffic hubs… encouraging people to use public transport.
Ho Chi Minh City currently has 126 bus routes with nearly 2,100 buses, including 90 subsidized routes and 36 zero routes. Recently, each year the city subsidizes this type of transport about 1,000 billion VND. Last year, Covid-19 caused the total number of bus passengers in the area to reach only about 53 million, equal to 43% of 2020. This year, the city sets a target of 232 million bus passengers, an increase of 23% in 2021. .
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