Hanoi will operate four more bus routes using compressed natural gas (CNG) buses from July this year to help reduce traffic jams and protect the environment.
|A bus with CNG operated by the Bao Yen Construction Services Tourism Co Ltd. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn|
Thai Ho Phuong, deputy director of the Ha Noi Urban Transport Management and Operation Centre under the municipal Department of Transport, said on Tuesday.
The four routes are Kim Lu in Soc Son District-Nam Thang Long in Bac Tu Liem District, Cau Giay-Tam Hiep in Thanh Tri District, Nhon in Bac Tu Liem District-Tho An in Dan Phuong District and Yen Nghia Terminal in Ha Dong District-Hoai Duc.
Phuong said the four routes were part of a project to improve service quality and develop the public transport system in Hanoi.
Buses using CNG have more smoother engines and release 53-63 per cent less harmful gases than traditional buses. They also emit 20 per cent less carbon dioxide than other buses.
Earlier in August last year, the Bao Yen Construction Services Tourism Co Ltd opened the capital's first three bus routes using CNG vehicles.