This partnership with local taxi drivers and their unions is unique to Burma, Sam Bool, Uber’s expansion general manager for Southeast Asia, told Reuters.
Experts say a holistic approach is needed to resolve Rangoon’s worsening traffic jams, but the government’s response has been to tinker around the edges.
The Burma Police Force are issuing stun batons to more than 1,000 of traffic officers in Rangoon, Mandalay and Sagaing following the fatal stabbing of a policeman on 24 September.
This week two new bus services were unveiled, bringing in fresh fleets of modern buses, and hopefully easing congestion.
Traffic police attributed the accidents in most part to human error, including reckless driving and a general lack of understanding of traffic rules.
Two new tram services were unveiled in Rangoon on Sunday.