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Yangon's new water bus lets commuters sail around gridlock

City hopes to ease traffic, but so far most passengers are tourists

Water bus rides cost the equivalent of 22 cents.

YANGON -- Residents of Yangon who are fed up with increasingly heavy road traffic can now take to the city's iconic river for a more comfortable commute. A recently launched water bus system is expected to reduce the city's congestion, though tourists appear to be the main beneficiaries so far.

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