YPS card system installed on more YBS buses: YRTA

YRTA has sold 32,000 payment cards for buses in Yangon as of 10 August. PHOTO: Aye Maung
YRTA has sold 32,000 payment cards for buses in Yangon as of 10 August. PHOTO: Aye Maung

Over 700 YBS buses are equipped with the bus fare payment system through the use of YPS cards in Yangon region, said Joint Secretary U Hla Aung of Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA). Yangon Payment Services (YPS) card system was launched onboard the YBS buses starting from 21 July with over 500 YBS buses from 14 lines. At present, YRTA has added over 700 YBS buses from 21 lines to this system to enable the commuters to pay the bus fares by YPS card. Currently, over 1,200 YBS buses accept the YPS cards for the bus fares, he added. “We have received positive comments from the passengers concerning the YPS card system. Also, we have received some positive comments in favour of adopting the YPS card system and we are ready to remedy the weaknesses if any,” he noted.
More than 32,000 YPS payment cards have been already sold as of 10 August. With the additional buses using the YPS payment cards, the number of card users has also increased in parallel, according to Asia Starmar Transport Intelligent Company. Now, more than 3,000 buses are reportedly operational with over 1 million commuters a day. — Aye Maung (Translated by Hay Mar)

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