A control centre will be built to monitor Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) buses in Htaukkyant town, according to All Bus Lines Control Committee.
“We are planning to build a control centre in Htaukkyant town. The control centre will be only for the BRT bus lines. We can check those vehicles with a mobile phone. We are also constructing a GPS system that can check the location with a phone”, said Dr. Maung Aung, chairman of the Yangon Bus Line Public Company.
Currently, the BRT line is operating with 65 vehicles, some of them made in China and Korea. Three kinds of vehicles connected with a GPS system can be check for location on the BRT line.
In operation since last February, the BRT bus line has received positive reviews from commuters who previously had to endure crowded buses and sometimes rude bus conductors.
“With BRT we can get a seat. It is more comfortable to ride the bus without a bus conductor”, said Daw Mon Mon, a passenger. Currently, the BRT operates three routes in Yangon from Htaukkyant to 8 Mile junction, plying along Pyay and Kabar Aye Pagoda roads and making a total of 23 stops.