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HCM City (VNA) – The management board of Ho Chi Minh City Urban Railway has submitted a design for the construction of the city’s metro line 3A project linking the Ben Thanh market and Tan Kien depot.

Metro line 3A will start from the Mien Tay (Western) Coach Station in Binh Tan district and end at the 20.1-hectare Tan Kien deport in Binh Chanh district.

The 10km metro line, including a 0.65-km underground section, will have seven stations.

Under the city’s transportation plan by 2020 with a vision beyond 2020, HCM City will have eight metro lines, including five elevated ones.

The building of metro line 1 from the Ben Thanh market to Suoi Tien Park and line 2 from Ben Thanh to Tham Luong are underway. The remaining are inviting for investment or on design process.

Metro line 1 is expected to be operational in 2020.-VNA