Over 1000 YBS buses to operate during Thingyan holidays


More than 1,000 YBS buses will be operational during Thingyan holiday period to enable those who really need to go outside to do so amidst imposition of home-stay restriction during the holiday period to prevent further spreading of Covid19, according to Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA).
“Most people who don’t need to go outside will be staying at home during this holiday period. But some who really need to go outside will need public transportation. In order to enable these people to travel safely and conveniently, Yangon regional government asked YRTA to take this responsibility,” said YRTA Joint Secretary U Hla Aung.
To ensure safety and convenience of the passengers who really need to go outside during Thingyan holidays, a total of 1,086 buses from 83 bus lines will be operated in coordination with one another.
For those operational YBS buses during the holidays, YRTA will provide subsidies of CNG for the buses, which are using CNG. Moreover, out of more than 8,000 YBS drivers who are registered with YRTA, those who will be working during Thingyan will be provided with eight baskets of rice and one viss of edible oil each. YRTA will also provide masks, gloves and hand gels to the YBS drivers for their safety.
With the declining number of passengers amid the Covid19 crisis, the management fund of K4,000 per day that the bus lines have to give to YRTA won’t need to pay in from 16 March to 30 April. — Htin Paw Win(Kamayut)(Translated by Hay Mar)

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