YCDC aims to ease Ygn traffic jams by 30 per cent over six months

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is planning to ease traffic jams in Yangon within six months and will install modernised traffic lights in 154 places, according to the Roads and Bridges Department under the YCDC.

The plan will be implemented by Myanmar Shwe Yin and China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC). The traffic lights in Yangon will be controlled automatically by a traffic light control centre, which will be installed near the planetarium in People’s Park.

“We have reached an agreement to finish the job within six months. Constriction on the control centre has just started,” said an official from the department.

The system will be the first of its kind in Myanmar, sources say.

According to the YCDC, traffic jams in Yangon will be reduced by to 30 or 40 percent after the system is implemented.

The project is being funded by a special government fund. The entire project is expected to cost Ks 20 billion.

A total of 54 companies submitted bids for the project, and Myanmar Shwe Yin and CRCC won the tender.

Some traffic lights in Yangon are out of order, and some have no traffic police. At present, Yangon has only 10 automatic traffic lights, which were installed with the cooperation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

 

Source: Eleven

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