|An electric bus in the HCM City centre. The city’s Department of Transport has proposed offering electric-bus shuttles for passengers using the water-bus service, slated to begin in late November. – VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hải|
HCM CITY – The HCM City Department of Transport has proposed offering several electric bus routes to pick up and drop off passengers using the city’s water-bus service, which is slated to start at the end of November.
The three pilot electric-bus routes would serve water-bus passengers travelling to sightseeing locations or residential areas.
The first route would cover the city’s centre, starting from Bạch Đằng Station, while the second and third routes would operate in District 2, starting from Bình An and Thảo Điền stations, respectively.
The electric buses can carry eight to 14 passengers. Ten buses would cover the three routes, from 5 am to 10 pm daily.
The water bus service will travel from District 1 to Thủ Đức District on the Sài Gòn River. – VNS