Number of people riding Yangon circular train increase day after day

There are nearly 7,000 circular train passengers per day this May, according to Myanma Railways. Due to the ongoing upgrading of the railway sector in Yangon, trains are still using rail tracks to and fro in some sections. Previously, there were about 180,000 passengers on the circular railroads daily, but such a number had decreased since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before April this year, the number of rail passengers on the trains along Yangon circular raiways was around 4,000 passengers per day, but in May, it reached around 7,000 passengers a day. From 1 July 2022, the round-trip fare was charged at the rate of K200.
Upon completion of upgrading the circular railways in Yangon, the high-speed trains can serve transport of about 240,000 passengers daily. In addition, the trains will run every 10 to 12 minutes, and the duration of the circular railway trains will be reduced to one hour and 50 minutes per ply. — TWA/KZW

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