Mandalay highway bus station security tightened
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.