About 150 highway buses being operated between Yangon Region and other regions and states

About 150 highway buses being operated between Yangon Region and other regions and states

About 150 highway buses have been operated so far this month to transport over 1,000 passengers on the travel routes between Yangon Region and other regions and states, according to the secretary of Yangon Region Transport Committee (YRTC).

YRTC supervises highway bus lines in order that people will conveniently and smoothly go for trips between Yangon and cities in other regions and states.

“This month, 87 highway bus lines have operated about 150 buses so far to carry over 1,000 passengers. There were over 400 bus lines in the pre-COVID-19 period operating about 1,000 buses to transport about 25,000 passengers daily,” said U Lian Cin Mang, secretary of YRTC.

In the last week of August, 77 bus lines operated 126 highway buses to transport 780 passengers.

There are two highway bus terminals -- Aung Mingala Highway Bus Terminal and Dagon Ayeya Highway Bus Terminal – for the travel routes between Yangon and other cities in regions and states.

“As COVID-19 is spreading in the country, it is advised that unnecessary trips are not taken and that if necessary, it is required for travellers to follow the rules imposed by the Ministry of Health such as wearing masks, washing hands and staying at the set social distance.” he added.

Despite the temporary suspension of highway bus routes to the townships under the stayathome restriction, highways buses are being run between Yangon and other townships in regions and states.