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Proposals for new seven city bus lines and eleven express lines are submitted at the All-private Bus line Con- trol Committee (Highway), it is learnt.

“There are many proposals to run new bus lines. It needs to have at least five express buses except Naypyitaw line. Proposals are submitted to


Regional Government”, said responsible person of the Committee.

There are 143 bus lines with 1,482 buses running inYan­gon Region and there are and 140 lines with 1,800 buses in other States and Regions. The number of buses in the new bus lines is not mentioned yet.Proposed seven new bus lines in Yangon Regional are:

Shwewai Wady line – Yangon (Dagon-Ayeyar terminal) to Shwelong-Kyunkone­Myaunginya-Pathein route; Shwe Taingpyi line —Yangon (Dagon-Ayeyar terminal) to Pathein-Chaungthar­Myaungmya- Higyi route; Swan Group line – Yangon (Aung Mingalar terminal) to Taungngu- Loikaw route; OK Express line -Yangon (AungMingalar terminal) to Mandalay route; Shwe Pyanlwar line – Yangon-Maw-lamyein-Mudon-Thanphyu-zayat-Paya Thonsu -Yay route; Nyaungkharshaythar line – Yangon-Myawaddy route; Info Express line – Yan­gon-Myawaddy route.

In Ayeyarwady Region – ShweThitsar line and Shwe­Minthar line; in Mandalay Region Kaung Myat Min line; in Magway Region Shwe Natthar bline.

Source : The traveller Vol 3, No.11  From August 24 To August 30, 2015