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June 25, 2019

RFID to be installed in licensed taxis

A city taxi is being hired by passengers in Yangon.
A city taxi is being hired by passengers in Yangon.

The Yangon regional government ministry in charge of transportation will install an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device) system in licensed taxis so that authorities can take action against unlicensed taxis that are operating in the Yangon region, it is learnt.
“There are a total of over 80,000 vehicles running in Yangon, some with a permanent license, some with a temporary taxi license and the rest without any license. We will install the RFID in the licensed taxis so that we can easily to take action against unlicensed taxis drivers,” said Daw Nilar Kyaw, the regional minister for electricity, industry and transportation on Tuesday at the 2nd Yangon Region Hluttaw Third regular session.
Regional Hluttaw Kyauktada township Constituency2 representative Daw Mya Hla San tabled a motion to discuss traffic congestion problem in Yangon region.
Traffic jams occur in Yangon region because stands have not been properly installed in the Yangon region. This forces taxi drivers looking for the passengers to stop on the road, blocking other cars. The authorities must be strict with the taxi drivers, to be able to solve those problems.
About 50 per cent of the vehicles that are towed are not demanded back because most of the vehicles are unlicensed, it is learnt from the ministry of electricity, industry and transportation.
Modem Traffic Control Centers, CCTVs and traffic lights are being installed around the city of Yangon to help control the traffic problems.

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