Other two urban metro lines get nods

April 24, 2020 12:00 PM GMT+7

VGP - The municipal Party Committee of Ha Noi has recently agreed a plan to build two new metro lines including Line No. 3 from Ha Noi Railway Station to Hoang Mai district and Line No.5 from Van Cao to Hoa Lac.

At a meeting held by the Ha Noi Party Committee on April 22, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen The Hung said Line No. 3 would play a special role in completing the first stage of the urban railway network in the city centre. 

The line, connecting Ha Noi Railway Station to the outlying district of Hoang Mai, would connect with Line No.2 at Hang Bài Station, Line No.4 at Ring Road 2.5 and Line No.8 at Ring Road 3 to create a cohesive urban metro network.

The total length of the main route would be more than 8.7km, with an underground section of 8.13km and seven stations.

Total estimated investment for Line No.3 is estimated at VND 40.57 trillion (equivalent to US$1.71 billion) including US$ 1.45 billion of ODA and concessional loan and the rest which source from a domestic counterpart fund from the city for site clearance, resettlement, project management, taxes and other expenses.

The project is expected to start construction in 2022 and go into operation by the end of 2028.

The metro Line No. 5 connecting Van Cao and Hoa Lac will have total estimated funding of 65.4 trillion VND (US$ 2.77 billion) from public investment.

The total route will run 38.43km, with a 6.5km underground section and 2km of elevated rails.

It will have 21 stations with six underground. The project is scheduled for completion by 2025.

The project will help passengers commute   quickly and conveniently from the suburbs to the city centre and reduce urban traffic density while improving travel conditions.

Once completed, this metro system, together with the current bus system, will be the backbone of the city’s public transport network./.

By Kim Loan