HCMC’s unsubsidized electricity-powered bus routes start

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.

By Quoc Hung – Translated by Kim Khanh

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