There are some global taxi app coming into Myanmar. Taxi app are app which people use to hire taxi via app. There are also local companies who do taxi app are emerging in Myanmar too. How do you think if it would work for now? Before talking about the app, let’s talk about data and information about automobiles in Myanmar
Taxi is only working good in Yangon, the main city of Myanmar. The rest cities such as Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, Taunggyi and some other are not having big population of taxi like of Yangon. So we better only talk about taxi in Yangon. There are over 1 million automobiles running everyday on Yangon road. 40 percent of them, over 400,000 of those are cabs. I’m not sure for this fact. To know detail you better check at ministry of transport Myanmar. Even some of my taxi driver friends are saying that there are more than 600,000 cabs in Yangon.
Everyday on Yangon roads, you can see cabs around. If you are only living in Yangon and not having experience of travelling foreign countries, it’s not a strange thing seeing many cabs on road. I’ve been in Singapore for two times for three months and found out there’re only few cabs in the city. If you want to go first, you better get to MRT train station and take the train or you can take bus. If you are late going home back at 9pm, you better call Taxi service so that you will get a taxi to go home back. It’s also hard to hire taxi at night in Singapore.
Singapore don’t have many taxi in the city and also restrict by the law that only Singapore citizens are allowed to drive cabs. There are also only few cabs. Therefore people have to rely on Taxi phon call service or Taxi hiring app. People use the app and hire the taxi. The process is very simple and very working well. When speaking about Yangon city, taxi will get in front of you even if you are standing at one side of the road by closing eyes. Eyes of cab drivers are everywhere and they look around for those who is standing beside the road. They are ready to grab you in and bring you home. Only one problem you will found out is they charge you in different price according to the condition.
One of the main reason cab hiring app are successful in other countries is there are only few cabs around on the road. People have no choice except relying on apps and other services. In Myanmar, companies which start cab hiring apps may see other challenges that may include good taxi service, cabs which has nice appearance and experience and future growth of Myanmar. I’m not sure what government will do to Yangon. Some people may be waiting for the day government stop people buying cars and cabs.
The traffics in Yangon city has been being one of the hell in the world. People are not getting satisfied with transportation system and services in Myanmar. People wait for the solution. I’m sure that pricing down the cars is not the solution and it is actually the poison, poisoning the city with enormous volume of automobiles. Cab hiring apps in Myanmar are trying to become the solution. If someone get me to install the app, I will install. But to use, I will be still considering.