Data reveals increased entries, fewer departures from Yangon


The number of passengers who re-entered the Yangon Region has been considerable, while those who departed the region have been few, which is why outbound and inbound travellers have been imbalanced, according to highway ticket counters.
However, it is expected to run regularly again in the next month. Yangon is a hub of internal migrant workers, and this is the time some of them will be coming back from their natives after visiting their towns during Thingyan.
“After Myanmar New Year, the passengers headed from Yangon have been sparse. Numerous people from other towns returned to Yangon. Before Thingyan, passengers who headed from Yangon to their hometowns were large and the number of passengers who headed to Yangon after the new year has been considerable, mostly from Sagaing, Myingyan, Kyaukpadaung, NyaungU and Pakokku. The highway travel will run regularly in around May,” said an official from a ticket counter at Aung Mingalar Highway Bus Terminal.
During the last Thingyan, the number of passengers mounted, and ticket prices rose, but now prices have become normal again.
“Ticket price rose by nearly K10,000 when Thingyan was drawing near. For example, it was priced at K25,000 from the regular price of K15,000. Now, it has been normal again. Tickets have been sold well. Some book tickets earlier, and some book tickets just on time,” said a person who provides highway bus ticket service.
During this year’s Thingyan, in addition to those who returned to natives, the number of local travellers was more extensive than last year, especially since most of them visited beaches and famous pagodas. — Thit Taw/ZS/Ed

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