Chindwin ferries charge usual fares even half passengers onboard
28 JUN 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - The ferries cruising along Chindwin River in Monywa are now resuming their service with usual fares although they carry only half passengers onboard, said U Myo Nyunt Tun, the officer in charge of MGRG ferry service.
"The ferries started to run beginning on 18 June. The cargo ferries resumed their service on 8 June. Only half of the accommodation capacity is allowed to use on the ferries. However, we didn't change the water ferry fares. The price of fuel oil is on the decline in our joy. So, we can operate the ferries with usual fares," he added.
Out of the six ferries, three are running in the morning and the rest three in the evening. They are daily cruising along Chindwin River from Kani to Homalin. There will be ten water ferries running daily if Min Kin route is to be included.
"There will be more passengers on weekdays. The ferries are operating under a contract system according to the terms of which they have to run if it is their turn whether there are enough passengers or not. If the ferry boats refuse to run, their turn will be jumped," he stated.
The fare of the ferry is K15,000 for Monywa-Homalin, K13,000 for Monywa-Phaung Pyin, K10,000 for Monywa-Mawlaik, K8,000 for Monywa-Kalaywa, K6,000 for Monywa-Minkin routes.—Myo Win Tun(Monywa) (Translated by Hay Mar)