The development website of Ben Thanh station of HCMC’s metro line No.1 in entrance of Ben Thanh Market, April 2022. Picture by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
The Quach Thi Trang Roundabout in entrance of the Ben Thanh Market is ready to return 5 years after it was cleared to construct a metro station.
The reestablishment of the roundabout, which was first inbuilt 1914, has been assigned to the municipal Division of Planning and Structure.
Town’s administration has requested the division to finish the re-establishment plan and submit it earlier than Jul. 15. The plan should embody works to place two statues again on the roundabout.
In 2014, HCMC moved from the roundabout a statue of Quach Thi Trang, a pupil who died in a protest towards the Saigon regime in the course of the Vietnam Struggle. A yr later, the statue of Tran Nguyen Han, a navy skilled who contributed considerably in Vietnam’s struggle towards Chinese language invasions within the fifteenth century, was additionally moved.
Quach Thi Trang Roundabout in entrance of Ben Thanh Market in HCMC’s District 1 in 2012. Picture by Flickr/Astacus
In 2017, all the roundabout was demolished for the development of the Ben Thanh station, one of many three underground stations of HCMC’s metro line No.1.
The four-story station goes 32 meters beneath floor and is 236 meters lengthy and 60 meters huge.
It is going to be an important of three underground stations on the route, which is able to run 19.7 km from Ben Thanh Market to Suoi Tien theme park in Thu Duc Metropolis. It would additionally function an interchange with traces No. 2, 3 and 4 when they’re constructed.
The opposite two underground stations of the road are the Opera Home station in entrance of the Opera Home and the Ba Son which is near the Saigon River.
Constructed at a value of VND43.7 trillion ($1.89 billion), the metro line No.1 can have 14 stations with the remaining 11 being on the floor or elevated.
The much-delayed line is greater than 90 % full and is predicted to begin business operations late subsequent yr.