Twenty-two solar-powered bus stops with surveillance cameras have been put into use in HCM City’s District 1.
The environmentally-friendly bus stops are located along Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Tran Hung Dao streets.
The bus stops are equipped with LED information boards and speakers to announce bus schedules.
According to the city’s public transport management centre, the installation of surveillance cameras aims to catch and deter theft and pickpocketing in order to ensure security for passengers.
The new bus stops are also accessible for the disabled.
Similar bus stops using solar power with cameras were put into operation earlier this month around the areas of Le Quy Don Primary and Secondary School on Le Quy Don Street, District 3 and Minh Duc Secondary School on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, District 3.
Tran Chi Trung, director of the public transport management centre, said the eco-friendly bus stops will be placed in many other parts of the city to better serve passengers and encourage locals to use public means of transport, helping to limit the use of personal vehicles.