Hanoi prepares for Rapid Bus Transit test run hinh anh 1Public buses run on Hanoi's Yen Phu Street. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A pilot Bus Rapid Transit route in Hanoi will be deployed next month.

Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Quoc Hung has urged the Hanoi Transport and Services Corporation (Transerco) to prepare personnel, facilities and infrastructure for the trial run after December 15 as BRT buses are handed over to the city.

The project is hoped to officially operate within the year.

The local Department of Transport joins hands with Transerco to create favourable conditions for BRT operation, to ensure transport safety and convenience for passengers.

The pilot route is from Kim Ma station in Ba Dinh district to Yen Nghia station in Ha Dong district through Giang Vo, Lang Ha, Le Van Luong,-Le Trong Tan, Tran Phu and Ba La streets. There are 21 bus stops on the 14.7 km route. Each bus has a capacity of 90 passengers.

It is expected to take a passenger 30 minutes for the whole route.-VNA