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Da Nang to operate state-funded buses

Update: January, 05/2016 - 09:30

A bus picks up/drops off passengers in a street in Da Nang City. Buses help a great deal in reducing traffic jams inside the city. — Photo

DA NANG (VNS) — Da Nang City's transport department will implement a project involving state-funded bus routes this year.

Under the project, five bus routes operated with state funds will be launched for commuters inside the city.

About 60 40-seater busses would be operated from 5am to 9pm every day, the transport department's Deputy Head Nguyen Dang Huy said.

Free tickets will be offered to revolutionary veterans, heroic mothers, war invalids and persons with serious disabilities, besides Agent Orange victims.

Other persons with privileges, old as well as poor people, workers of industrial zones and students will pay half fare.

The operation of the buses would be funded by selling advertisement space on buses and in bus stations, besides the state budget, the official said.

Buses have helped to reduce the use of private vehicles and cut traffic jams inside the city.

"The development of public transport is a precondition towards reducing traffic jams and limiting the use of private vehicles in the long term," Huy said. — VNS

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