Surveys begin for elevated train in Yangon
Right-of-way surveys for a sky-train system in Yangon have started, said Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe. U Maung Maung Soe made the announcement during a press conference at Yangon City Hall on Monday to brief the media about the project.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications, the implementation agency, will survey the land required for the project, which is being carried out with assistance and funding from the Japan International Cooperation Agency, and will inform the Yangon City Development Committee of the results. Besides the surveys, studies will also be conducted on the socio-economic effects that the project may have. Compensation for land or buildings that may have to be appropriated for the project will be based on market prices.
The proposed route for the sky train will pass through Hlaing Tharyar, Mayangone, South Okkalapa and Yankin townships. Starting from Hlaing Tharyar railway station in western Yangon, the proposed route will cross the Hlaing River and stop at Parami station in eastern Yangon. The 18-kilometre sky train will include 13 stations and is projected to be completed by 2027.
Source: Myanmar Times
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