Highway buses shift to freight transport

Picture shows highway buses in Mandalay. Photo: Than Zaw Min (IPRD)

Some highway express bus lines are turning to freight transport mode, said U Hla Aung, joint secretary of Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA).
“Some express bus lines are providing parcel forwarding service. They reported to YRTA”, he said.
YRTA has not halted any passenger bus line service until today, including Aungmingala Highway, Dagon Ayar Highway and Dala Highway.
“As we are making efforts to facilitate the public transportation, there is no bus line suspended for now. However, highway express buses are designated to transport to and from Yangon, connecting to other regions and states such as Mandalay Region, Shan State. If there is no passenger on board, the express line will spontaneously stop. During the meantime, people are advised refraining from travelling in line with the health guidelines as a prevention measure for the COVID-19. As a result, the express line come to a halt,” he continued.
At the present time, the express buses have to pass the necessary tests and inspections by the related teams to get terminal access.
More than 400 express bus lines are providing transport service from Yangon-based highway terminals (Dagon Ayar, Aungmingala and Dala) to the regions and states. (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)

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