PM approves Hanoi bus rapid transit plans hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: Internet)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has just approved Hanoi’s transport plan for 2030 with a vision towards 2050, allowing the development of eight Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes citywide.

According to the plan, buses still account for a major part of the transport market share of Hanoi’s public transport system.

The eight BRT routes stretch across more than 200km, covering the Kim Ma-Le Van Luong-Yen Nghia, Ngoc Hoi-Phu Xuyên and Son Dong-Ba Vi routes.

The plan states that BRTs can be applied on several urban railway systems that have yet to be constructed, including the Phu Dong-Bat Trang-Hung Yen, Ung Hoa-Phu Xuyen and Son Tay-Hoa Lac-Xuan Mai routes.

The BRT system can also be developed on some roads that have adequate conditions in terms of infrastructure, depending on traffic conditions in each period.

Seven intercity bus stations will be built in the city’s central areas in the Ha Dong, Gia Lam, Thanh Tri and Dong Anh districts, as well as Dan Phuong, Quoc Oai and Soc Son districts, besides some others in the city’s satellite urban areas.

The Prime Minister also approved the upgrade of existing bus stations at My Dinh, Nuoc Ngam, Giap Bat, Gia Lam and Thuong Tin and the construction of Xuan Mai bus station.

Three other bus stations are planned for construction in the middle-term period in the Hoang Mai, Tu Liem and Dong Anh districts.-VNA