YRTC addresses issues with YPS devices in YBS buses

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YPS device that was disable on a YBS.

According to the Yangon Region Public Transport Committee (YRTC), commuters are able to file complaints regarding YPS (Yangon Payment Service) devices disabled in Yangon Region Public Transport (YBS) vehicles. Over 3,000 YBS vehicles in Yangon have been outfitted with YPS devices. Thus, if these devices are tampered with or taken out of service, complaints can be registered.
To enhance YPS services, there are plans to introduce YPS QR Codes, allowing passengers to scan and pay bus fares with their mobile phones, similar to using the YPS Card.
“Most YBS vehicles are equipped with YPS Card devices. With these devices in place, payments can be made using either the YPS card or YPS QR Code. However, there are some vehicles lacking these devices, and others have disabled them. This creates difficulties in fare payment and receiving change. Therefore, it is imperative for the relevant department to conduct inspections on YBS buses,” stated Ko Aung Myo Kyaw, an employee of a technology company, to the Global New Light of Myanmar.
Reports indicate that Yangon boasts around 3,800 buses, yet only 95 bus lines accept payments via YPS cards. An official from YRTC mentioned in a January media briefing that some YBS drivers have been terminated for obstructing YPS devices and covering them with plastic bags. — TWA/TKO

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