Ho Chi Minh City weighs metro fare reductions, exemptions in initial operation period

February 26, 2024

Phan Van Mai, chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, has tasked the investor of the city’s metro line No. In particular, Mai asked the Ho Chi Minh City Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR) to report the metro line operation plan. Mai instructed a team, headed by Ho Chi Minh City vice-chairman Bui Xuan Cuong and tasked with reviewing and addressing impediments to the first metro line project, to commence their work. The city’s first metro line project, including 2.6 kilometers of underground railways and 17.1 kilometers of elevated tracks, carries a price tag of VND43.7 trillion (US$1.8 billion). Earlier, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport had planned a fare of VND12,000-18,000 ($0.5-0.7) per single trip for the metro line.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News

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