Thingyan taxi fare hike reverts to normal

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The photo shows some of the taxis in Yangon.

There was a temporary increase in taxi fares during the holiday period, but afterwards, the prices returned to normal, Ko Kyaw Thein, a taxi driver, told GNLM.
“I had to pay up to K5,000 from downtown to Sangyoung Thiri street during the Thingyan holidays as the route cost only K 3,500-K 4,000 until the holiday,” said Ma Aye Myint, a resident in Sangyoung township.
A taxi driver named U Nay Lin told The Global New Light of Myanmar (GNLM) that he was paid K30,000 to travel up and down the North Okkalapa to Botahtaung route in Myanmar on New Year’s Day. Ko Thein Myint, who visited Kalaw during the Thingyan holiday, said that the cost of renting a car from Ahlon Township to the Aung Mingala Highway Bus Terminal was K30,000.
The price of 92 octanes per litre is set at K2,850, and 95 octanes per litre are priced at K2,960, marking an increase of about K300 per litre and K1,500 per gallon. Both drivers and passengers are keeping an eye on the possibility of changes in taxi fares in Yangon on 22 April, when businesses are operating normally. Passengers may reduce the use of taxis and increase the use of regular buses (YBS) if taxi fare rises. — TWA/MKKS

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