November 03, 2016

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Tenders invited to install new bus stops in Yangon this month

People are waiting for buses at a bus stop.
People are waiting for buses at a bus stop.

THE YANGON Region Transport Authority (YRTA) will invite tenders to implement the first stage of the project to install 250 new bus stops across Yangon this month, its spokesperson said.
Dr Maung Aung, secretary of the YRTA, said officials will announce its tender invitation to build modern public transport infrastructure this month. However, the exact date has not been set yet.
The new facilities will cover new information systems in the city area and both local and foreign companies are eligible to take part in the tender process, he added.
There are around 2,400 bus stops, including 123 stops installed near the descent of flyovers in the commercial hub of Yangon. Priority will be given to the bus tops located near junctions and traffic lights as well as at the descent of flyovers in six downtown townships after scrutinising the current situation of bus stop facilities.
Initially, about 250 existing bus stops will be reconstructed under the new programme designed to help systematically upgade bus lines as well as reduce traffic jams and road accidents in the commercial city.
The upgrade of bus stops is part of the authority’s plan to improve Yangon’s bus transportation system. Ko Tayoke Lay, owner of Bus Line No. 45, commented that the new plan is believed to benefit both commuters and bus owners, saying that there are many difficulties in following the traffic rules due to unsystematic installation of bus stops and gates.

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