About 9,000 smart cards issued to YBS drivers

A staff of YBS demonstrates how to use a smart card with the card payment system.  Photo: Phoe Khwar
A staff of YBS demonstrates how to use a smart card with the card payment system.  Photo: Phoe Khwar

By Nyein Nyein

About 9,000 smart cards have already been issued to YBS drivers, said Managing Director U Aung Nyi Nyi Maw of Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA). YRTA has issued the smart cards to 8,933 YBS drivers who have applied for the YBS smart cards. Among them, there are also female YBS drivers. Following the issuing of the smart cards, the YRTA inspection teams are also checking the YBS buses whether the drivers are holding the smart cards or not. Moreover, the passengers are urged to report to YRTA inspection teams whenever they find undisciplined vehicles calling Viber numbers 09448147149, 09448147153 and 09448147154 and also sending the videos or photos as evidence, according to YRTA. The YRTA will have the personal information of every single driver. So, it will be more straightforward for the authority to deal with the complaints and take action against the undisciplined drivers.
YRTA will maintain a centralized database detailing the job history and work experience of the YBS drivers. This database will enable YRTA to quickly find the year of the work experience of the drivers. At present, over 100 bus lines are operating 4,500 buses on 135 routes along with the Airport Shuttle and the city transit. The number of daily commuters estimates at 1.8 million. (Translated by Hay Mar)

 

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