Yangon’s first pedestrian underpass 85 % complete

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Construction of pedestrian uderpass on Pyay Road near Yangon University of Education is underway. Photo: Htin Paw Win (Kamayut)

The construction work of pedestrian underpass on Pyay Road, near Yangon University of Education, Kamayut Township, Yangon is 85 per cent complete, the construction site reported.
The construction project of subway began in February 2020. The small shops will be located inside the underpass. At present, the escalator is still under construction at the side of Junction Square, and the finishing work is being undertaken.
It is the reinforced concrete subway tunnel which is 427 feet two inches long, 11 feet high and 40 feet wide. The pedestrian walk inside the subway tunnel is 19 feet, eight inches wide. The highest attained capacity of the subway is about 6,000 people per hour.
It has three escalators and two elevators (maximum capacity of eight people) for the disabled persons. The staircase has an inclined 30 degree. About 10 feet square stalls will be placed inside the underpass. Yangon City Development Committee is building Myanmar’s first pedestrian underpass so that people can avoid heavy traffic safely.
The project is slated to finish in January-end 2021. —Htin Paw Win (Kamayut) (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)

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