Ho Chi Minh City authorities have put into operation 22 bus stations outfitted with surveillance cameras and facilties accessible to people with disabilities in a drive to encourage more passengers to use public transport.
The 22 bus stops are scattered along Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Tran Hung Dao Streets in District 1, according to the municipal center for public transport management.
The stations are powered by solar energy, have a steel structure, feature LED boards, and boast loudspeakers.
The bus stops are equipped with surveillance cameras to timely detect pickpockets and robbers, thus ensuring safety for passengers.
They also have modern amenities that are friendly with the physically challenged.
Similar bus stations have been operational in the vicinity of Le Quy Don Middle and High Schools on Le Quy Don Street in District 3 and at Minh Duc Middle School on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street in District 1.
More of such stations will be built so as to better service passengers and prompt them to use public transport more often, said Tran Chi Trung, director of the municipal center for public transport management