By Nyein Nyein
“Road Transport Administration Department (RTAD) has suspended its operation in line with the directive by Yangon Region government to avoid public gatherings so as to prevent the Covid-19 infection starting from 25 March, said RTAD Director U Thein Htut.
The branch offices in Ywar Thar Gyi, Northern district, eastern district, western district and southern district have all temporarily stopped the processes such as the extension of vehicle licences and changing of owners’ names until further notice, he added.
“As you see, when we open the office there are many people gathering. If some would be infected with Covid-19, it would transmit to many other people. So, we have paused to avert the Covid-19 danger. Now, people are also prohibited from eating in Yangon restaurants. The regional government urged for take-away food to stay and eat at home. We will announce the dates to do the processes again,” he said.
RTAD is aimed at ensuring the road safety and so the vehicles will be inspected whether they are abiding by the road safety rules. Registration will be granted only to those vehicles that follow rules and regulations. And the driver’s licence will also be issued in accordance with the law.
Negotiations with the related departments will be made to collect the charges under the government laws, rules and regulations.
At present, there are over 1.1 million vehicles registered across the country, and more than 540,000 vehicles are registered in Yangon region. (Translated by Hay Mar)