August 19, 2016

Railway overpass aimed at easing congestion

A new overpass crossing Yangon’s circular railroad opened to traffic Monday in Insein Township, with an engineer involved in the project saying it would ease congestion “to some extent.”
The Union government spent K7.715 billion on the 1,557-foot-long No. 2 railway overpass linking Sawbwagyigon and Hlinethaya.
“People from Hlinethaya heading for downtown Yangon or Aungmingala highway bus terminal can use the No. 2 railway overpass,” engineer U Myo Zaw Htoo said.  “The new overpass will reduce traffic congestion to some extent.”
Myanma Railways built the No 2 railway overpass over an eight-month period starting from January 2015. It can withstand 75-ton loads.
Some 2 million of Yangon City’s 7 million residents travel by car daily. The new overpass is one of 23 built by Myanma Railways across the Yangon circular railroad.


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