9 October 2019
Although there are crowded with high-way bus lines and commuters before the Thadingyut Holiday weekends, most of the holiday makers are getting satisfy with the ticket orders according to the Aung Mingalar High-way bus terminals.
Our Reporter Aung Myat Thu visited the bus terminal on Wednesday to see the conditions of ticket sales and commuting of the travellers.
Most of the holiday makers have been facing some issues on buying tickets during pre and post public holidays. But this year, High-way bus lines are making arrangements for the convenience of the commuters than usual.
Gate Manager, Elite Express, Myo Swe said “We sold all tickets for all routes with online selling system. And tickets for extra routes are also gone. For Thadingyut holiday period, we have no special extra routes, but the routes all we have is now sold out. And we have normal ticket prices for every season.”
The commuters have to order the tickets one month or a couple of weeks in advance especially in public holidays. But they do now satisfy with online-ticket orders at most.
Commuter, Kyi Khine Moe said “I’ll go to Mandalay. I brought online-tickets for my Mandalay route. E-ticketing is really comfortable for us. we don’t need to queue in terminals among the massive commuters especially in during Thadingyut season.”
Commuter, Phoo Nge Nge said “I’ve ordered the tickets from online advance for back way only. I’m really satisfied with online ticketing. For me, there are no difficulties, but some traffic when I’m on the way to here.”
Some High-way bus lines officials said that they have to balance on selling tickets upon the massive amount of commuters for pre, during and post Thadingyut holidays.
Gate Manager, Nan Htike San Express, Hal Win Tun said “We’ve been selling tickets for Thadingyut holidays since October 1st. But we have some issues that we can’t sell the tickets for all massive commuters, because we have to balance with the number of buses. In relating this matter, we have no increase in ticket prices, we do sell with normal. And the commuters are also crowded as usual as visible.”
Aside from the businesses, visits, tours and many other reasons, Aung Mingalar High-way Bus terminal is full with commuters going to and going back through the routes every day. For the public holidays, the ticket selling counters of the high-way bus lines and bus gates sell the tickets with no increased price.
Commuter, Zaw Hein said “I’m going to Mawlamyine for the business. I have nothing special difficulties in ordering tickets and there is no increase of price.”
This year, people have five consecutive Thadingyut holidays which normally have three days, according to the announcement of the Union Government on 9th August.
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