The deadline for city taxi registrations and renewals will be extended to 30 September, and actions will be taken against those who fail to register during this period, said U Hla Aung, Joint Secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority, at a press conference held on Wednesday.
According to the YRTA, over 5,000 taxis have yet to be registered or to have their registrations renewed. The transport authority announced the extension until 30 September through state-owned newspapers. Following the notification, 274 taxi were registered and 566 were renewed from 12 and 23 July, U Hla Aung continued.
City taxi registrations were begun in 2002 to bring transport services on par with Yangon’s image as a commercial hub, and for regulating taxi services.
The YRTA was formed on 8 July, 2016 to improve transport facilities in Yangon for the convenience of the public. The authority is carrying out city taxi registrations.
In a bid to ensure discipline traffic regulations, the YRTA, through an announcement in state-owned newspapers, asked city taxis to initially register with the authority by 31 December, 2017.
However, the registration period was extended to 31 January, 2018. Some taxis tried to register on the last day, but their registration was incomplete, and they were allowed to complete the process by 6 April, 2018.
Those taxis which failed to register during the set period were notified of their licenses being revoked, according to the YRTA. At present, there are 66,673 registered city taxis in the Yangon Region, according to data from the YRTA.
By Nyein Nyein(Translated by EMM)