First river bus in HCM City to be operational on November 25 hinh anh 1Thuong Nhat company, the investor of the river bus route project in Ho Chi Minh City, is finalising technical inspection of safety and evaluation of passengers’ demands (Photo VNA)

HCM City (VNA)
– The first-ever river bus route in Ho Chi Minh City will be put into operation on November 25 with the hope of easing road traffic loads.

A representative from Thuong Nhat company – the investor of the project revealed the information on November 20.

The company launched and conducted technical operation in August this year. It is now finalising technical inspection of safety and evaluation of passengers’ demands.

Main stations of the first route such as Bach Dang and Linh Dong have been connected with the city’s bus network to facilitate the movement of city dwellers.

Thuong Nhat company has proposed connecting the river bus route with electric ones to tourist destinations, hotels and museums across the city.

The proposal has been approved by the municipal Department of Transport and is submitted to the municipal People’s Committee and the Ministry of Transport.

The river bus route, which is 10.8 km long, connects Bach Dang wharf in District 1 with Linh Dong ward in Thu Duc district with one-way tickets priced at 15,000 VND (0.66 USD).

The second route will be 10.3 km connecting Bach Dang wharf with Lo Gom area in District 6.-VNA