YRTA keeps suspending City Taxi registration amid COVID surge

Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) will continuously suspend the registration of the city taxi because of the rising rate of infection in Myanmar, said U Hla Aung, the joint secretary of the YRTA.
The extension process of city taxi registration has been halted starting from the outbreak of COVID-19 in March to prevent people from being crowded. Now, more than 40,000 are needed to extend the city taxi registration.
The registrations of the city taxi are carried out only in Yangon region. There were a total of 65,620 registered as city taxis in Yangon Region as of end-October, 2020, according to the data from YRTA. During the suspension period, over 40,000 are renewal cases which include the vehicle change from red licenses and non-taxi vehicles for different reasons.
YRTA is carrying out the vehicle registration and issuing the driving licences. If YRTA starts its operation for the registration of the city taxis, they will conduct so in line with the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Sports, said the joint secretary of YRTA.
City taxi registration began in 2002 to bring transport services on par with Yangon’s image as a commercial hub, and for regulating the taxi services.
— Aung Thura (Translated by Hay Mar)

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