August 19, 2016

New buses to be added to BRT routes this month

A BRT bus seen plying.
A BRT bus seen plying.

NEW public transport buses will be added along the routes of Bus Rapid Transfer (BRT) by the Public Bus Company, its spokesperson said.
With the aim of fulfilling the demands of Yangon commuters, the company has decided to increase their fleet to 20 buses this month. The numbers of daily commuters along BRT routes has increased three fold.
Customers may buy pre-paid cards at ticket centres which have been opened in Botahtaung, Myanigon, Hledan, Wirelet Market, eight-mile, Htaukkyant, Thamine and Kokkai between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily.
Currently, the company operates a fleet of 45 buses imported from foreign countries along its routers within the municipal area.
On 7 February, with a fleet of 18 buses imported from China, the company launched its services along the first route of Bus Rapid Transfer (BRT), which has 23 stops running from Htaukkyant to Pyay Road and Bogyoke Aung San Road to 8-mile junction via Kaba-Aye Pagoda Road.
The second route has 27 stops running Pyay Road, Kaba-Aye Pagoda Road, Bogyoke Aung San Road, Botahtaung Pagoda Road and Strand Road.
The Public Bus Company began its business with K10 billion worth of shares owned by the government and K15 billion worth of shares owned by public companies.


MKP/Union Daily


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