Over 10,000 YPS payment cards sold in a week earning over K46 mln of top-up

A customer uses YPS Card to pay for a YBS bus ride in Yangon on 24 July 2020. Photo : Phoe Khwar
A customer uses YPS Card to pay for a YBS bus ride in Yangon on 24 July 2020. Photo : Phoe Khwar

By Nyein Nyein

More than 10,000 YPS payment cards were sold in a week earning over K46 millions of top-up, said U Thant Thiha, Deputy CEO of Asia Starmar Transport Intelligent Company. These YPS payment cards are being distributed in the market starting from 16 July. Within a week, more than 1,700 standard cards and over 8,800 promotion cards were sold out. This YPS payment cards can be used onboard over 500 YBS buses and these YBS bus lines are Nos 43,62,72,87(1),87(2), 88, 89(1),89(2), 96(1), 96(2) and Bandoola lines 12,14, 25,30, 38 and 55.
The remaining over 1,000 YBS buses have planned to install YBS payment machines in four months, according to Asia Starmar Transport Intelligent Company. Those YPS cardholders, who lost their cards, may inform the service centre to close their cards telling the code number of their cards to prevent loss of their money from the lost cards. So, the YPS holders need to take photos of their YPS cards to save the code number.
Authorities are planning to arrange to buy the YPS cards by registration of the ID. Currently, the YPS cardholders need to scan the cards to pay for a single bus journey when getting in and getting out of the YBS. The YPS machines will cut only K200 for the fare. Later on, the YPS machines will cut the fares depending upon the distance of the journey. The YPS payment cards can be purchased in three service centres located in Thamine, Tamwe and Sule and 102 g&g convenient stores. Moreover, YPS can also be purchased at city hall bus stations, Eight Mile bus station, Myanmar plaza bus station and Para mi Nyaungbin bus station, according to Asia Starmar Transport Intelligent Company. (Translated by Hay Mar)

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