December 14, 2017

Fourth pedestrian overpass to open in March

Fourth pedestrian overpass seen under contruction in Yangon. Photo: Maung Sein Lwin
Fourth pedestrian overpass seen under contruction in Yangon.
Photo: Maung Sein Lwin

A PEDESTRIAN overpass being built by the roads and bridges department under the Yangon City Development Committee on Kaba Aye Pagoda road in Bahan Township in Yangon will be commissioned into services in March.
This is the YCDC’s fourth pedestrian overpass in Yangon. Construction began in October 2015.  The 99-foot-long bridge includes a pedestrian path measuring 10 feet and six inches wide, plus one ladder and one escalator on each side. Its clearance is 20 feet in height. The construction is more than 70 per cent complete now.
One official working with the project said: “We are building pedestrian overpasses in crowded places in Yangon. The construction of this overpass aims to ensure the safety of pedestrians.” A resident of Bahan Township said: “The authorities are building pedestrian overpasses one after another. The public, on their part, must use these facilities in a disciplined manner. Sometimes, some road users fail to abide by the traffic rules. The authorities should tighten the traffic rules.” Other four pedestrian overpasses—Sule Pagoda, near Thanzay, Inya and Mala Hostel—are currently under construction in Yangon.

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