Man­dalay high­way bus sta­tion se­cu­rity tight­ened

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - News - THAN NAING SOE thannaing­soe@mm­times.com

THE City Devel­op­ment po­lice force and lo­cal po­lice force have joined hands in strength­en­ing se­cu­rity at a high­way bus sta­tion in Man­dalay Re­gion amid per­sis­tent pas­sen­gers’ com­plaints over al­leged ex­tor­tion and over­priced bus tick­ets, a po­lice of­fi­cial said Thurs­day.

More po­lice per­son­nel would be de­ployed at the Thiri Man­dalar High­way bus sta­tion in Man­dalay’s Chan Aye Tharzan town­ship to stop th­ese il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties and en­sure pas­sen­gers’ safety, ac­cord­ing to Po­lice Ma­jor Nyein Chan Aung of the city devel­op­ment po­lice force.

“This bus sta­tion com­pound is small. We will cre­ate it as ar­rival sta­tion. Ev­ery bus which en­ters Man­dalay must come to this ar­rival sta­tion,” he said. “To en­sure round-the-clock pas­sen­ger se­cu­rity, we will use dou­ble se­cu­rity forces in col­lab­o­ra­tion with city devel­op­ment po­lice, lo­cal po­lice force and city devel­op­ment staff.”

Ma­jor Nyein Chan Aung said that his men are also closely watch­ing mo­tor­cy­cle taxis who are charg­ing ex­or­bi­tant fees from pas­sen­gers, es­pe­cially for those pas­sen­gers who ar­rive in the wee hours of the morn­ing.

The po­lice ma­jor also said that po­lice of­fi­cers would also go af­ter un­scrupu­lous per­sons who open unau­tho­rised bus gates within the ter­mi­nal and sell over­priced bus tick­ets.

“If we hear unau­tho­rised bus gates selling over­priced tick­ets, we will find them and take ac­tions. If we re­ceive in­for­ma­tion that mo­tor­cy­cle taxis are ex­tort­ing money from pas­sen­gers, we will deal with such prob­lems in col­lab­o­ra­tion with lo­cal po­lice force,” he added

The Man­dalay City Devel­op­ment Com­mit­tee’s po­lice force, the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Thiri Man­dalar high­way bus sta­tion’s dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee and the heads of bus gates had a meet­ing on Oc­to­ber 28 and dis­cussed how to pro­tect pas­sen­gers from il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties.

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