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The new Mien Dong bus station operates at less than 50% capacity

The new Mien Dong bus station operates at less than 50% capacity

Bus station area at the new bus station in Mien Dong (Thu Duc City) - Photo: CHAU TUAN

Bus station area at the new bus station in Mien Dong (Thu Duc City) – Photo: CHAU TUAN

According to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transportation, in recent times, the number of visitors in new east bus station less than 50% of its capacity. The number of intercity buses operating is still modest, not as the department had hoped.

After relocating phase 2 of inter-provincial fixed bus routes from Mien Dong Bus Station (Binh Thanh District) to a new station (October 11, 2022), some bus operators reduced or stopped operating due to … few visitors to the new dock.

The situation of some passenger cars picking up and dropping off passengers at the wrong place tends to increase (pick up and drop off outside the new station – PV), which is one of the main reasons leading to the slowness of the new bus Mien Dong station. .

In addition, there are other reasons, such as the slow formation of people’s travel habits to the new pier, the incomplete traffic infrastructure around the new Mien Dong bus station, the public transport big ones (like metro lines) cannot connect to bus stations etc.

The Department of Transportation added that the organization of free shuttle buses for passengers to and from the new station was jointly carried out by Phuong Trang Futabuslines Passenger Car Joint Stock Company and the bus station, but it has not met the demand of the bus station in the past. people. . This happens because there is not a good connection of other transport units.

Faced with these difficulties, the Department of Transportation proposed to the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee to order the Urban Railway Administration Board, Thu Duc City People’s Committee and related units to urgently speed up the completion of projects in the surrounding area. of the new Mien Dong. bus station to smooth traffic and connect passengers.

At the same time, it is proposed to the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee to direct the new Mien Dong bus station (Samco Company) to study a plan to waive and reduce the cost of using the service at this station and support parking. for taxis and technological vehicles…

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