Four universities to be added to YBS routes next month

Yangon Region Transport Authority Joint Secretary U Hla Aung talks to the  press during a meeting with journalists on 22 January. Photo: Supplied
Yangon Region Transport Authority Joint Secretary U Hla Aung talks to the press during a meeting with journalists on 22 January. Photo: Supplied

By Nyein Nyein

Thirty YBS buses will provide transportation services at four universities from next month, said U Hla Aung, Joint Secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA).
The four universities are Technological University (Hlainethaya), University of Medicine 2, Dagon University, and Yangon University of Economics (Ywar Thar Gyi). The Omni Focus Company has submitted a report to the YRTA on running buses to and from these universities.
“We are preparing open spaces to accommodate buses at these universities. The related company is also preparing to start operations in February,” said U Hla Aung.
Omni Focus Company has also submitted a request to the YRTA to operate shuttle bus services from Yangon airport to the highway bus terminals with 20 buses.
“Currently, the registration process of those buses is being delayed due to the register service provided by the license office. The company is making efforts to offer the services as soon as possible,” according to the YRTA.
“The bus lines can help ensure the security of commuters. The YRTA is striving to provide better transportation services,” said U Hla Aung.
At present, Omni Focus Company is providing services with YBS No. 20, 83, 98, 99, 56, and airport shuttle buses from Yangon airport to Yangon Central Railway Station.
To improve transportation services in Yangon, the Yangon Bus Service system (YBS) was launched on 16 January, 2017, during the incumbent government’s term. At present, more than 100 bus lines are running 4,500 buses on 135 routes, along with the airport shuttle and city transit. The number of daily commuters has been estimated at 1.8 million. (Translated by Hay Mar)

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