Plan to clear piles of garbage along railroads before rainy season
9 May 2012 - Piles of garbage along Yangon circular railroad and other dirty places will be cleaned before rainy season as a plan, said an official of Myanma Railways.
"Travellers face difficulty due to bad smell in the rainy season. Along the circular railroad of Yangon, there are about 135 piles of garbage.
These garbage piles hazard to the people. So, Myanma Railways adopted an emergency plan of clearing the garbage piles," said an official.
Garbage piles have located along the railroads for many decades. Although sanitation tasks were carried out yearly, the piles of garbage appeared there due to undisciplined garbage throwers.
"As most of the garbage piles are located adjacent to the railroad, the passengers know what they need to cover their noses at the railway stations. The garbage piles are located near the markets, extended and wards of squatters. Last three days, these piles of garbage have been cleared," said a traveler from North Okkalapa Township.
"Myanma Railways and Sanitation Department of Yangon City Development Committee are joining hands in clearing debris. Before the rainy season, over 100 piles of garbage will be cleared systematically," said officials of Sanitation Department of YCDC. While clearing garbage bins along the rail trucks, Myanma Railways will keep garbage bins in the local trains for prioritizing sanitation.
As fare of train is cheaper than that of bus, the local people inside and outside the city rely on rail transportation. At present, the number of train passengers is equal to that of bus.