Kalay Tamu Highway

Buses to leave every day from the bus terminal in Kalay. Buses leave at 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM everyday. The vans (Town Ace) cost 2,500 kyats a person while the minibuses cost 2,000 kyats. There are big buses too but they mainly carry goods and not very convenient for people to travel. Buses from leave at 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM everyday.

Passengers have to hand over their ID cards to the driver before start of the trip. There is no search on leaving Kalay. The road is very nice except for a few bumps and holes. The road is two lanes, complete with traffic signs. Indian government built the road for the Myanmar government.

About 60 miles away from Kalay, we reach Khan Pat, a sub township in Tamu District. The cars were stopped, and at 9:00 AM all the cars are allowed to go in convoy with the police and army security. There are insurgents on Indian side, and the road is just a few kilometers away from the body. However, there is nothing to worry on Myanmar side. There is no search in Khan Pat.

Villages and houses on the way to Tamu are quite large, clean and well developed. There are many churches in almost every village. Many of the inhabitants are Chin people.

The Highway Bus Terminal in Tamu is just on the side of the main road. Luggages were seharched and the ID cards were given back to the passengers. There was no restriction to those who were walking and riding motorcycles. The town has already overgrown the bus terminal now.

You can take a trishaw outside the station to go to downtown.

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Author: Bamarlay

Bamarlay - Myanmar man is a blogger from Myanmar, currently living in Thailand.

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