Hundreds of Yangon trishaw drivers fined

Almost 500 trishaw drivers have been arrested and fined over the past six months, as authorities claim Yangon’s increasingly congested streets offer less and less room for alternative forms of transport. Drivers have handed over more than K5.7 million in fines since April 1 for a range of misdemeanors including riding in certain townships outside […]

Yangon to make way for express bus system

The Yangon Bus Line Public Company has received permission to use the right lane of roads for its buses and will lower its fares, said Dr Maung Aung, chairman of the company’s launch committee. As part of Yangon’s Express Bus Line Project, 65 new buses will be added to the company’s fleet. Once on the […]

Striking bus drivers back behind the wheel – for now

The drivers were cajoled back onto their buses by owners, but many said they would launch further strikes unless fines are lowered from the new minimum figure of K30,000. However, some bus lines, including 235, which runs from North Dagon to Sule Pagoda, were still not operating yesterday, with buses remaining parked in their assembly […]

Two bus lines partially suspended

Yangon bus riders are paying the price for two deadly accidents caused by reckless drivers earlier this year. Route numbers 51 and 57 were both partially suspended in response to the crashes, leading crowded lines to become only more cramped. The Yangon Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles, better known by its Myanmar-language acronym Ma Hta […]