August 19, 2016

Public Bus Co opens new ticket centres along routes

A BRT Bus seen plying.
A BRT Bus seen plying.

ANYPAY ticket centres have been installed at crowded bus stops along routes BRT buses, said Dr Maung Aung, chairman of the Public Bus Company.
The major aim is to provide better services to commuters facing ticket problems, he added. Previously, the company appointed staff for ticket sale at bus stops.
The company established eight tickets centres at bus stops near Botahtaung, Thamada Cinema, Myanmar Plaza, 8th-mile junction, Wireless, Mala Hostel, Myenigon and Sawbwagyigon.
With the exception of Sunday, commuters may use this service between 7 a.m and 7 p.m daily.
With the aim of fulfilling the demands of commuters the company will soon open another five bus stops along its routes.
A total of 12 buses imported from neighbouring countries will be arriving this month and another eight buses are scheduled to be imported next month.
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 shares owned by the government and K15 billion worth shares owned by public companies.




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