HCM City to develop smart ticket system for public transport

August 04, 2023 - 07:30
HCM City’s Department of Transport will direct the Public Transport Management Centre to implement a smart ticket system for public transport.


Construction of a station on the HCM City’s metro line No.1 between Bến Thành Market in District 1 and Suối Tiên Theme Park in Thủ Đức city. — VNS Photo Nguyễn Diệp

HCM CITY — HCM City’s Department of Transport will direct the Public Transport Management Centre to implement a smart ticket system for public transport.

Vice chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Bùi Xuân Cường has asked the city’s Transport Department, Information and Communications Department, professional management agencies of the State, Urban Railway Management Board (MAUR), Transportation Works Construction Investment Project Management Authority (TCIP), and relevant investors to review and apply a framework for automatic ticket collection systems in public passenger transport.

He required the Transport Department to create one specific standard framework for the automatic ticket collection system in passenger public transport according to current circumstances.

The department will then collect professional opinions from relevant State units when adjusting this framework or report to the municipal People’s Committee when direction is needed.

MAUR is asked to review the status of the bidding package to build an automatic ticket collection system for the planned metro line No.2 project between Bến Thành and Tham Lương, while also considering the possibility of integrating with other public transport types such as public bus lines and metro line No.1.

The smart ticket system for the city’s public transport belongs to the programme called “Global Future Cities”, using non-refundable ODA capital of US$5 million from the governments of the UK and North Ireland via the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. — VNS