Hanoi to expand tourist electric bus operation

Hanoi to expand tourist electric bus operation

It is good news for tourists visiting Hanoi that a plan to expand the operation of tourist electric bus fleet with more routes to the city’s hot spots has been approved by the local government.

Since July, 2010, apart from motorbike, cyclo and taxi, tourists who want to see around Hanoi Old Quarter could opt for a new mean of transportation that is electric powered tourist bus, so-called green bus. Each bus takes 8 to 10 people on tour through 40 streets in Hoan Kiem district, around the Old Quarter and the Sword Lake with reasonable price, only VND 15,000 (USD 0.7).

According to this expansion plan, the new routes will include more stops at the city’s famous tourism spots such as the Temple of Literature, One-pillar Pagoda, the Citadel, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ba Dinh Square. Especially, a new route around West Lake served by 30 buses will be launched soon. That is to say, tourists certainly find it easy to fulfill their list of things to see in Hanoi with the help of the eco- friendly vehicles.

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