Bus service from Imphal to Mandalay in Myanmar to begin from April

A trial run of the Imphal-Mandalay bus service was carried out in December 2015 wherein a 27-member team of officials from both State and Central Governments had studied the condition of the 579-km long route. The much awaited bus service to connect Imphal with Mandalay in Myanmar will begin in April, Manipur’s Chief Minister N […]

Yangon Bus Service turns three years old

Yangon Bus Service (YBS), the major provider of public transport to Yangon’s inner-city commuters, turns three years old this January. The service first introduced its fleet of modern, imported buses in 2017. But three years on, are passengers happy with their services? Amid growing public criticism, U Maung Aung, secretary of the Yangon Region Transport […]

Formalities for starting Imphal-Mandalay bus services at final

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh Tuesday said the formalities for starting a bus service between Imphal and Mandalay, the second largest city of neighbouring Myanmar, are at the final stage. Efforts are also on to extend rail and air link from the north eastern state of Manipur to Myanmar, Singh said at a conference […]

India to upgrade bridges on trilateral highway in Myanmar

Road transportation between India and Myanmar got a boost on Wednesday when the Indian cabinet approved the construction of 69 bridges including approach roads on the Tamu-Kyigone-Kalewa (TKK) road section of the trilateral highway in Myanmar. The strategic link between India and Myanmar, built with assistance of India, facilitates trans-border movement between India and Myanmar. […]

Mandalay bus services in final stages

Mandalay: In line with India’s Act East Policy, the proposal for a bus service between Mandalay in Myanmar and Imphal in Manipur is in its final stages, with both the countries trying to liberalize border movements.The Imphal-Mandalay bus service is a long-standing demand of Manipur government as over 10,000 Manipuris live in Mandalay. The distance […]

Women find a controversial niche on Yangon bus system

A bus owner who launched a revolutionary new concept to make customers happier and increase profits – hire only women as conductors – is contemplating breaking another barrier: training women to drive the buses as well. But even bringing on women conductors has proven controversial, with some questioning whether they would survive in the rough-and-tumble […]

Imphal-Mandalay bus service survey underway

Efforts to open up travel and trade between India and Myanmar have moved up a notch as a joint team of Myanmar and Indian officials met in Imphal, India to commence a survey for the proposed Imphal-Mandalay passenger bus service, according to The Sangai Express, January 11. E-Pao news service, quoting The Sangai Express, reports […]

‘Fraternal’ Myanmar, India for closer links

Both sides see India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway an opportunity for industrial cooperation As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmarese President Thein Sein met at Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of this eastern neighbour of India, on Tuesday, the big focus of discussions was improving connectivity between what they called “brother countries.” The two leaders spoke about […]

Myanmar to get special attention from Modi government

Myanmar is likely to receive a lot of attention from India’s new government, in the form of cross-border bus services linking it to the landlocked northeast and better air connectivity, as New Delhi seeks to ramp up ties with its strategically important eastern neighbour that is seen as a bridge between South Asia and Southeast […]