Authorities to install GPS devices in YBS buses

YBS Bus 72
YBS bus runs near Sule Pagoda in Yangon. Photo: Phoe Khwar

WITH the aim of controlling undisciplined drivers on public buses, the Yangon Region government will install GPS navigation devices in Yangon Bus Service (YBS) buses, according to the Yangon Region Transport Authority.
Owners of public transport buses have already been notified about the YRTA’s new plan to take action against bus drivers failing to follow the designated bus routes in collaboration with relevant township police stations, said a spokesperson of the YRTA. The installation of a GPS device will be about Ks250,000, with the regional government planning to bear the cost of installation fees.
Action will be taken against those who destroy the GPS units installed under the existing Public Property Protection Act. Bus line owners will be responsible for paying compensation for damage to the GPS devices.
The YBS, a new bus transport network system, started operations on 16 January of this year around the commercial capital of Yangon.—200

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