Myanma Railways is taking necessary steps to increase the capacity of railway systems and stations to resume the regular transportation services.
Heads of Department and officials from the Myanma Railways Headquarters boarded the short-distance RBE train and inspected the strength of the railways and bridges, the communication and signal systems and the staffing duties at the stations within 59 miles of the Toungoo-Pyinmana section and within 62 miles of the Pyinmana-Pyawbwe section on 26 and 27 February.
Similarly, officials from the Myanma Railways (Upper Myanmar) also inspected the conditions of the railways and 22 stations within 78 miles of the Mandalay-Khinoo railway section with the facilitation of the regional military commands, the police force and general administration departments and relevant departments for the safety and necessary work.
Myanma Railways will soon resume regular services for short-distance and long-distance passenger trains as well as freight trains depending on the strength and durability of important railway lines, transportation system and station conditions. All kinds of railway services in Myanmar have been reduced due to the outbreak of COVID-19.—MNA