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Pansodan-Dala ferries run from 5:30 am to 7 pm

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Pansodan-Dala ferry “Cherry” is seen in the Yangon River. Photo: Naing Lin Kyaw (Dala)

Pansodan-Dala ferries are running from 5:30 am to 7 pm beginning from 9 February because of the dropping number of commuters and declaration of a curfew from 8 pm until 4 am, according to the Delta Division of Inland Water Transport (IWT).
Three “Cherry” ferries provide their transport services with 46 routes between Pansodan and Dala jetties for the residents’ convenience from Dala, Twantay, Kawhmu, Kungyangon townships and some townships. The Pansodan-Dala jetty is the only gateway for the local people in southern Yangon to link themselves with the commercial hub of Yangon City.
“Today, we started our new schedules of water ferries from 5:30 am to 6:40 pm. We will start to ride from Pansodan from 6 pm to 7 pm. Earlier, we operated the water ferries for 38 runs. Now, we will run only 35 routes because the government declared the curfew. That is the reason why we have reduced the water ferry routes. However, we are running the ferries with a new schedule for the safety and convenience of passengers,” said U Hla Win Naing, assistant general manager with the Delta Division of Inland Water Transport (IWT).
The number of commuters aboard the Pansodan-Dala water ferries is sharply dropping. There were about 12,362 passengers on 1 February, 9,190 passengers on 2 February, 8,578 passengers on 3 February, 9,026 passengers on 4 February, 9,117 passengers on 5 February, 5,253 passengers on 6 February, 5,517 passengers on 7 February and 8,902 passengers on 8 February, according to the Yangon Pansodan-Dala ferry ticket station.
At present, the ferries are running from 5:30 am to 7 pm with 35 runs on weekdays and from 6 am to 7 pm with 22 runs on weekends. —Naing Lin Kyaw (Dala)/GNLM

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