Two unsubsidized electricity-powered bus routes have been officially put into operation in the Ho Chi Minh City's downtown and District 7 on January 24.
The new service with 11 buses will be operated from 5 am to 10 pm every day. Buses carrying 11-15 passengers will run around 30 minutes at a maximum 10.8 kilometres.
Route 1 will depart from 23/9 Park and travelling along streets Pham Ngu Lao-Ton That Tung-Le Lai-Ham Nghi-Ho Tung Mau-Ton Duc Thang-Me Linh Square-Ton Duc Thang-Nguyen Hue-Nguyen Thiep-Dong Khoi-Dong Du-Hai Ba Trung-Nguyen Sieu-Thai Van Lung-Ly Tu Trong-Chu Manh Trinh-Nguyen Du-Mac Dinh Chi-Le Duan then stopping at Saigon Zoo and the Botanical Gardens.
Buses then will depart from Saigon Zoo and the Botanical Gardens, run along streets Le Duan-Cong Xa Paris (Paris square)-Dong Khoi-Le Thanh Ton-Nguyen Hue-Ton Duc Thang-Ham Nghi and end at 23/9 Park.
Bus ticket costs from VN12, 000-120,000 per passenger.
Route 2 will run in the Phu My Hung residential area and District 7, from Pham Van Nghi Street to Hoang Van Thai street. Ticket will be VND15, 000 per person.