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Eight more subsidized bus routes in HCMC resumed

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Eight more subsidized bus routes resumed operations today, November 1, raising the total number of operational bus routes in the city to 20.

The bus routes 4, 28, 31, 36, 45, 72, 102 and 151 will make commuting more convenient after months of suspension induced by the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the HCMC Management Center of Public Transport, routes Nos. 4, 28, 31, 36, 45, 72 and 102 would have 60 trips each per day, while route No. 151 would operate 54 trips per day, the local media reported.

Bus route No. 151 will operate from 4:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Mien Tay Coach Station and from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the An Suong Bus Station. The other buses will operate from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On October 5, the city resumed four bus routes in Can Gio District, including routes Nos. 77, 90, 127 and 128. On October 25, eight more routes–14, 20, 27, 29, 65, 74, 79 and 141–were restarted.

Under the city’s plan to resume bus routes, from November 8, an additional 29 bus routes are expected to be resumed, offering half of their trips during the pre-pandemic period.

From November 15, the HCMC Management Center of Public Transport will resume the remaining 41 subsidized bus routes.

As for non-subsidized routes, the operators must review and propose the time and plans to resume these routes.

HCMC currently has 126 bus routes, including 90 subsidized routes and 36 non-subsidized ones. On June 20, all bus routes in the city were suspended to serve the coronavirus fight.

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