The information was given by municipal vice chairman of the people’s committee Duong Duc Tuan. On Friday morning, Tuan spent 20 minutes travelling the whole route to experience the project in operation.
Hanoi municipal vice chairman of the people’s committee Duong Duc Tuan (first from left) travels on the train on March 19
The metro line would help shorten the time to go from Cat Linh in Dong Da District to Yen Nghia Station in Ha Dong District to 20 minutes compared to 45 minutes by car. According to the Ministry of Transport, to date, most of the project’s items have been technically checked, except for the depot. Hanoi authorities will instruct Hanoi Metro. Co. Ltd to work with concerned agencies to speed up the project for official operation, Tuan added. He, however, has not yet disclosed when the project would officially be put into operation. Tuan noted that Hanoi is ready to take the project from the Ministry of Transport. Earlier, the project was scheduled to be handed over to Hanoi before March 31. The final station of the project in Cat Linh area will be connected to Nhon-Hanoi metro line’s S10 Station. Hanoi plans to offer free tickets for people to travel on Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro project in the first two weeks of its operation. The project was initially slated to become operational in 2017, but was then delayed many times. The project’s total investment increased to VND18 trillion from the VND8.7 trillion (USD381 million).