No More Toll Collection on Yangon Bridges

Toll collection on nine bridges in Yangon Region – linking the city and townships in the outskirt – will cease starting April 1.

From this coming Saturday onwards, the Yangon-Thanlyin bridges No 1 and No 2 in Thanlyin township, the Bayintnaung bridges No 1 and No 2, the Aung Zeya Bridge and Pan Hlaing Bridge in Hlaing Tharyar township, the Shwe Pyi Thar Bridge in Shwe Pyi Thar township, the Twante Bridge in Twante township, and the Mahabandoola Bridge in Botahtaung township will all be toll-free.

However, the public is advised to follow the rules when using the bridges to ensure the infrastructures would be safe for all motorists and properly maintained.

Overloaded heavy vehicles are not allowed to use the bridges.

The Ministry of Construction said the move not to collect toll is to enable the people to commute more comfortably, and cut down their transport expenses.

This is also part of the ministry’s plan to reduce about 140 toll gates nationwide under the 2017-18 budget.

The present government under the National League for Democracy had removed 161 toll gates on roads and bridges nationwide.

Under the previous government, Myanmar had 301 toll gates tendered out annually to private companies to collect toll.

 

Source: Myanmar Times

 

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