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HCM City plans public bus service between airport with southern province

Update: December, 27/2018 - 08:00
New buses recently put into operation in HCM City. — VNS File Photo/Sasco
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Transport has unveiled plans to launch a new public bus service between Tân Sơn Nhất Airport and the neighbouring Vũng Tàu City.

According to a report by the transport departments of HCM City and Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu to their people’s committees, buses will operate on the 105km route between midnight and 11.30pm every day of the week.

From the airport, the buses will go through Trường Sơn Street, Trần Quốc Hoàn Street, Hoàng Văn Thụ Street, Nguyễn Văn Trỗi, Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, Võ Văn Kiệt, Mai Chí Thọ, the Expressway, National Highway No 51, Bình Gỉa, Thống Nhất, Lê Hồng Phong, and Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa to reach the Vũng Tàu Bus Terminal.

On the return route, in HCM City, they will go through Điện Biên Phủ Street, Xô Viết Nghệ Tĩnh, Bạch Đằng, Phan Đăng Lưu, Hoàng Văn Thị, Phan Đình Giót, Trường Sơn, and the flyover near the airport.

Authorities said the new service is meant to improve the quality of public transportation in HCM City.

AVI Investment Joint Stock Company, the operator of the service, said 19-seat DCar limousines with wifi would be used and passengers would be provided with flight arrival and departure information.

Lê Trung Tính, chairman of the HCM City Inter-provincial and Tourism Passenger Transport Association, said the new service would help meet the rising demand for transport to the airport and at the same time end the illegal airport bus services.

“Together with social development, the transport sector must renovate itself to meet people’s rising travel needs,” said Tính.

The Ministry of Transport and the city Department of Transport plan to review the new service in its early stages to make improvements wherever needed. — VNS.

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