For Yangon circular railway route, railway traffic alarm system installation and purchase of more air-con coaches will be furnished with JICAs loan, per source of Myanmar Railway.
To upgrade Yangon circular path, MR will use US$ 200m loan from JICA to install alarm system and buy air-con coaches. For the maintenance of rail tracks will be under the government allotment. Currently, MR is carrying out four-joint-rail points between Yangon Railway Station and Kyeemyindaing. To develop multi-Yangon Railway Station area, tender will be invited to companies which can upgrade accord with international standards. Circular train coaches change and air-con ones substitutions have been started since 2013 and ticket fare has been changed. At present, the number of circular train commuters has reached over one hundred thousand per day and Japan will help about 3 million train commuters to travel by circular train within 20 years daily.
Source : Traveller (From Sept 7 to Sept 13 )Vol 3, No 13