YRTC to provide free school buses to schools in Yangon region

The Yangon Region Transport Committee (YRTC) said that they would provide school buses for one month free of charge if the primary schools request them in June, the first month of reopening schools under the Yangon Region Administration Council’s guidance.
The YRTC will operate its model school buses according to the Road Transport of the Ministry of Transport and Communications’ regulations, with more than 10-seaters buses that install a security system at doors. Every vehicle has a nurse kit, two fire extinguishers, bus attendants and “D” licensed drivers. The speed limit will not be allowed to exceed 40 km/h so that students will be safe.
The YRTC is now filming an advertisement for school buses to be broadcast on TV.
“We are now filming an advertisement for school buses, and it will be broadcast on Television soon. We planned to provide model school buses to the schools in need under the supervision of the Yangon Region Administration Council in June,” said the Joint Secretary of the YRTC.
A total of 150 school buses have been reportedly earmarked to help primary schools in Yangon if there is a need for school buses.
The YRTC’s school bus project aims to run as corporate social responsibility (CSR), and CCTV will also be installed in the bus for the safety of the students.
“We, YRTC, do not run school buses for commercial purpose but the purpose of running as CSR. So, private school buses pay special attention to follow the rules systematically,” he added.
The model school buses will use only 12 seats of a 24-seater-bus following the COVID-19 guidelines. — Maung Sein Lwin (Myanma Alinn)/GNLM

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