Yangon to build more overpasses with escalators

YANGON — More overpasses with escalators will be built in downtown Yangon in the new fiscal year, according to the Roads and Bridges Department under the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC).

The Yangon Regional Government Committee plans to build six overpasses. Among the overpasses, some will have escalators. The Yangon mayor submitted a proposal to build the six overpasses that were expected to cost Ks 1.52 billion to the regional parliament special meeting held in December last year.

“In coming fiscal year, we are going to build six overpasses. Among the overpasses, some will have escalators and some will not. We can’t install the escalators in all overpasses because the escalators are very expensive,” said an official from the YCDC’s Roads and Bridges Department.

Although the government planned to build the overpasses with escalators before the SEA Games in 2013, only one overpass with an escalator was built on Strand Road near Pasodan- Dala Jetty last year.

Despite the construction of the overpass, some pedestrians are not using it because the escalator is not running full-time.

Source: Eleven Myanmar

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