Highway bus lines disallowed to increase ticket prices during Thingyan holidays: YRTC

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Certain highway bus lines at the Aung Mingala Highway Bus Terminal.

According to the Yangon Region Public Transport Committee-YRTC, express bus lines have been instructed not to raise the bus fares during the Thingyan holidays.
The bus lines have been notified not to collect more charges on bus fares and sell tickets to passengers with no Citizenship Scrutiny Card. It is also instructed to ensure that there are enough buses for passengers who will return to their hometowns, and make sure that occupants wear seat belts while the bus was running.
“The bus lines charge more fares on tickets as the holiday approaches. Such things usually happen due to the lack of effective screening measures,” Ko Aye Win, a worker from Nyaung-U, told the GNLM.
A total of 660 buses from 212 highway bus lines in Yangon carry 11,840 passengers daily. It is difficult to buy express bus tickets due to the large number of people travelling from Yangon back to their hometowns during the Thingyan holidays. The illegal sale of highway bus tickets annually occurs due to the inconveniences in the pre-purchase process as well.
Passengers are also informed that they can complain to YRTC if there are bus lines that sell tickets with higher prices. — TWA/CT

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