YANGON, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar has planned to launch the first phase of Yangon-Mandalay railroad upgrading project (Yangon-Toungoo) beginning Oct. 1, according to the Myanmar Railways (MR) Monday.
For the railroad upgrading project, the MR has suspended some of the runs including the mail train services between Yangon and Mandalay, said MR Manager U San Tha Aung. Train services will remain at the areas where double tracks are laid as trains will continue running on one while the other is under upgrading process.
However, some Yangon-Thazi, Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon-Mawlamyine and Nay Pyi Taw-Mawlamyine train services have also been suspended, the manager added.
Upon completion in 2023, the traveling time between Yangon and Mandalay will take only six hours, according to the MR official.