HCMC to launch bus e-ticket

Ho Chi Minh City People Committee has approved a bus e-ticket project which will be implemented in the 2015-2017 period under BOO (build-own-operate) form, said that Department of Transport yesterday.

A bus station in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

The project will install equipments & information technology infrastructure; train human resources to operate the e-ticket system.

Total investment capital of the project is estimated at VND262.7 billion (US$11.72 million). The expenditure for management and operation sector will cost VND321.1 billion (US$14.33 billion) in ten years.

According to the HCMC People’s Committee, e-tickets will remedy ticket fraud and collection of false and torn bills.

The project will save time on ticket purchase and control with a single card for all routes. Commuters can recharge their cards easily via electronic payment channels.

By Quoc Hung – Translated by Hai Mien

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