YANGON Region Transport Authority (YRTA) will invite tenders for its new project to repair but stops installed along roads in Yangon this month, said Dr Maung Aung, secretary of the YRTA.
Initially, about 250 of the approximately 1,000 bus stops will be reconstructed under the new programme.
Priority will be given to the bus stops located near junctions and traffic lights, as well as near the descent of flyovers, especially in six downtown townships after scrutinising the current situation of bus stop facilities.
The new programme will help systematically supervise bus lines as well as reduce traffic jams and road accidents in the commercial city.
Two or more bus stops have been constructed in one place and some public transport buses have operated along roads in Yangon in an unsystematic way.
Upgrading of bus stops is part of the authority’s plan to improve Yangon’s bus transportation system to provide better services to the residents.