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Published on Tuesday, 01 January 2013 12:45
No.55 Up Mandalay-Myitkyina train at Mandalay Railway Station seen on December 28. (Photo-EMG)
The number of railway passengers along the Mandalay-Myitkyina route declined in December because of clashes between the government troops and Kachin rebels.
There are 2,000 passengers riding the northern route, and most of the travellers use trains. The manager of the Mandalay Railway Station said that while there are trip postponements due to some damages on the tracks, the ongoing conflict is the reason for the decline in the number of passengers.
“Train schedules are being regularly operated,” he assured.
The conflict between the government troops and the Kachin Independent Army (KIA) began in June 2011, when the 17-year ceasefire truce broke down.