|A new diesel bus that replaces a diesel bus on route 70 in HCM City. The city is continuing with plans to replace old buses to improve bus services. – Photo nld.com|
HCM CITY – The HCM City Department of Transport put 18 new compressed natural gas-fuelled (CNG) buses into service on Monday in addition to 39 new diesel buses to replace old ones.
The 51-seat CNG buses have been deployed on route 45 (District 8–Bến Thành–Miền Đông Station) replacing old diesel buses.
Fifteen of the new diesel buses, all 40-seaters, are being used on route 70 (Tân Quy – Bến Súc), and the rest, slightly larger, are in use on route 59 (District 8–Ngã Tư Ga).
The existing buses were around 10 years old.
This is part of the city’s extensive plans to encourage people to use public transportation. — VNS