More buses to run for students’ convenience on exam days

School children are seen in Yangon after the first day of the Matriculation Exam yesterday. Photo: Phoe Khwar
School children are seen in Yangon after the first day of the Matriculation Exam yesterday. Photo: Phoe Khwar

More buses will be run during the examination period so students can reach schools conveniently, said U Hla Aung, Joint Secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA).
He made the remarks at a media conference held yesterday at the YRTA office in Yangon.
“Traffic congestion has been occurring in the western and southern districts of Yangon Region. So, buses are packed at the bottom of the bridge from the Thanlyin Township side in the Southern District. Moreover, the YRTA will also cooperate with the township traffic police to provide assistance to students,” he added.
“In the Southern District, crossing the Thanlyin bridge conveniently in less time is important for students who go to school. So, our YRTA southern district team has already made a plan to ease traffic on Thanlyin bridge. We have planned what we will do when there is traffic congestion on the bridge and when a vehicle breaks down on the bridge. What we are doing is also making more vehicles operational. We have faced similar problems. If something goes wrong on the bridge, we will take students from the other side of the bridge to their schools,” said U Hla Aung.
For the convenience of students during exams, we held a meeting with vehicle owners to resolve traffic problems, keep more buses running, and supervise normal bus lines so they operate regularly, he added.
“During this time of examination, it is important for students to reach school on time. So, we are keeping back-up buses so students can take their exams without issues,” said U Hla Aung.
The matriculation examination for the 2019-2020 academic year is being held from 11 to 20 March. So, back-up buses are being operated for students so they can reach the exam venue easily, according to the YRTA. (Translated by Hay Mar)

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