SHAN STATE – Locals said that a traffic jam took place in Yayayekwin Ward, from the corner of Snow White Street, in front of the Christian Baptist Bible School, along the Yay Htwat U Road up to the intersection of Aye Saydi Road in Taunggyi City, the capital of Shan State.
On June 5, because the Road Department under the junta council is constructing a railway at the intersection of Aye Saydi Road, a traffic jam occurred from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
“It’s faster to go around Mya Sane Mountain than to wait at Aye Saydi to get down to the city from Phaya Phyu,” said a resident who lives near the Aye Saydi intersection.
He added that this traffic jam is because Upper Aye Saydi Road is closed due to the construction of the railway, and only one lane is allowed to travel from Aye Saydi Lower Road (Yay Htwat U Road).
There are said to be a total of more than 50 blocked vehicles, and the traffic police and residents near the Aye Saydi intersection are helping to clear the road, he added.
“Parents who have to commute their children to school are in trouble. When the road was closed, as there are private schools opened on the Phaya Phyu side, the whole road was filled with school buses,” shared a resident who experienced the traffic jam.
He added that the closure of the traffic is due to the mismanagement of the junta council, saying there should have been plans for an alternate route and to close the road for a limited time only.
On the evening of May 15, hundreds of vehicles were stuck for more than three hours along the Yay Htwat U Road due to the construction of the railway near the intersection of Aye Saydi Road.
Due to the frequent traffic jams, the city dwellers have been severely criticizing the junta council for delaying their business.