Ha Noi launches first CNG-fueled bus routes

07/31/2018 12:00 AM

VGP – Ha Noi pilots three bus routes using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) from August 1, according to the city’s Department of Transport.

Deputy Director of Ha Noi Center for Urban Transport Management and Control Thai Ho Phuong said after a long period of preparation, three bus routes using CNG fuel are eligible for putting into operation next month, Deputy Director of Hanoi Center for Urban Transport Management and Control Thai Ho Phuong said.

The three routes, which will use buses having a capacity of carrying 50 passengers, are invested and run by Bao Yen Tourism and Construction Services Co., Ltd.

CNG-fueled bus route No.1 (from My Dinh bus station to Son Tay bus station) and CNG bus No.3 (from the Central Tropical Hospital 2 to Times City) will hit the road from August 1; CNG bus route No.2 (from Yen Nghia bus station to Dang Xa urban area) will become operational from August 9.
Route No.1 will connect My Dinh - Pham Hung - Me Tri - Chau Van Liem - Thang Long highway - Phuong Cua - provincial road 421B - provincial road 420 - provincial road 419 - highway 32 - Thong pagoda (Son Tay) - Son Tay bus station and vice versa. The operating time is from 5:00am to 8:30pm, 15 - 20 minutes per turn, covering a distance of 42.3 km, ticket price is VND9,000 (US$0.39) per turn.
Route No.2 will run through Yen Nghia - QuangTrung (Ha Dong) - Le Trong Tan (Ha Dong) - PhucLa, Van Phu - Bridge - Thanh Liet - Cau Dau - Nghiem Xuan Yiem - Nguyen Huu Tho - Gia Phong - Giap Bat - Giai Phong - Kim Dong - Tan Mai - Tam Trinh - Minh Khai - Vinh Tuy - Dam Quang Trung - Chu Huy Man - Tran Danh Tuyen - Sai Dong - Nguyen Duc Thuan - Dang Xa urban area and vice versa. Operating time is from 5:00am – 21:00pm, 15 - 20 minutes per turn, ticket price is VND9,000(US$0.39) per turn, the distance is 35.65 km.
Route No.3 has the route as follows: the Central Tropical Hospital 2 - Bac Thang Long industrial park - Hoang Sa - Phuong Trach - Nhat Tan Bridge - Vo Chi Cong - Buoi - Doi Can - Lieu Giai - Kim Ma - Nguyen Thai Hoc - Le Duan - Tran Hung Dao - BaTrieu - Tran Khat Chan - Vo Thi Sau - Thanh Nhan - Kim Nguu - Mai Dong - Minh Khai - Times City and vice versa. Operating time is from 5:00am – 21:00pm, 15 - 20 minutes per turn, ticket price is VND8,000 (US$0.34) per turn, the distance is 29.55 km.

They will run every 15-20 minutes with fares from VND7,000 to VND9,000.

CNG has many advantages. It does not adversely affect human health or the environment and compared with other fuels CNG is cheaper so it can help reduce production costs.

CNG is a natural gas with major component of methane (CH4), derived from natural gas deposits, processed and compressed at high pressure for storage, Phuong added.

 

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