Latest News for: Thimphu transport


RSTA resumes emission certificate requirements

Kuensel 08 Dec 2022
The Road Safety and Transport Authority’s (RSTA) office in Thimphu did not renew motor vehicle registration and roadworthiness certificates for more than 15 vehicle owners in the past two days ... “The Covid-19 pandemic also hampered the implementation of the regulations as well as outsourcing of emission test,” a senior transport officer said.

PAC recommends relocating Thimphu bus terminal

Kuensel 06 Dec 2022
The Thimphu bus terminal at Lungtenzampa should be relocated with adequate urban transport infrastructure ... The recommendations follow findings of the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) report on Safe and Sustainable Road Transport System 2022 ... “Encouraging people to use public transport will reduce pollution and other traffic problems.

Parliamentarians must rely on evidence-based decisions

Kuensel 19 Nov 2022
A need to make decisions based on evidence and not presumption is being felt in the house ... First, except for Thimphu, public transport in other dzongkhags, except for taxis, is almost non-existent ... We first need to manage our waste as per the existing waste management laws across the country, not just in Thimphu ... Sonam Tshering. Lawyer, Thimphu ... .

World Cup fever catches national players

Kuensel 12 Nov 2022
Karma Shedrup Tshering, who currently plays for Thimphu City FC, expects 2014 finalists Argentina to win ... Dawa Tshering of Thimphu City FC also predicts Argentina to win it owing to their good team spirit. Transport United FC’s Tsenda Dorji, said he admires Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Illegal sand being sold at double the price

Kuensel 17 Sep 2022
With delayed sand supply from the Sha region in Wangdue, some of the transporters are found selling truckloads of sand at truck parking in Babesa, Thimphu at double the current rate ... A builder based in Thimphu said that the sand transported from Wangdue by the common pool vehicles is cheaper—Nu 14,000 for 10m3 truck.

Retail shops in Thimphu under bribery investigation

Kuensel 18 Aug 2022
The proprietor could have transferred the amount to the inspector’s bank account to pay for the loaders working at MDP and truck drivers who transported his imported goods ... “It was during Covid-19 pandemic that the transportation of goods from Phuentsholing to Thimphu were restricted,” he said.

Organic fertiliser production firms hope for profitable business

Kuensel 17 Aug 2022
Flora Bhutan’s customers include some government offices, flower nurseries, and private individuals in Thimphu ... Proprietor Sarad Gurung said that the movement restrictions in the dzongkhag made it difficult to transport compost to Thimphu, Paro, Haa, Punakha, and Wangdue.

Waste not time to deal with waste

Kuensel 12 Aug 2022
Recently, close to 1,000 people launched a cleaning campaign in Thimphu ... The flagship programme is expected to introduce waste segregation, collection, transportation, treatment, recovery, and disposal facilities throughout the country in a phased manner, starting with Thimphu.

Public transport fares up from August 1

Kuensel 30 Jul 2022
Fares of public transport will increase from August 1, the second revision of the year. A taxi ride from Thimphu to Paro will cost Nu 324 which is an increase of Nu 27 from the existing fare ... The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) revises fares twice a year, in February and August.

Facemasks compulsory in Phuentsholing

Kuensel 30 Jul 2022
Rajesh Rai . Phuentsholing. Wearing facemasks has been made mandatory in Phuentsholing. The Southern Covid-19 Task Force (SC19TF) announced this on July 28 ... Positive cases have also been detected from the community ... A transporter, who travels regularly between Thimphu and Phuentsholing, Ngawang Tenzin, said most Phuentsholing residents don’t wear masks.

Thimphu to try electric city bus

Kuensel 27 Jul 2022
Come January, residents of Thimphu can travel in a modern electric bus on the main city bus route ... The 27-seater bus with air conditioning will operate on Thimphu’s trunk line ... The experiences and lessons learned from operating it will be used in planning the next stages in the development of public transport in Thimphu, and in other cities.

Clubs sign international players for 2022 BPL

Kuensel 20 Jul 2022
Thinley Namgay ... Transport United FC is recruiting five foreign players, three from India, one each from Cameroon and Ghana. Transport’s coach Bikash Pradhan said that the recruits would join the club next week. Thimphu City FC’s president Hishey Tshering said the club is signing one player each from Japan and Spain. .

Three new clubs enter Bhutan Premier League 2022

Kuensel 15 Jul 2022
BPL 2022 will commence on August 13 in Thimphu. The three newcomer teams are RTC (Royal Thimphu College) FC, Under-20 BFF (Bhutan Football Federation) Academy FC, and the FC Takin ... The six best teams from the BPL qualifiers will play among BPL league clubs – Druk Lhayul FC, Paro FC, Thimphu City FC, and Transport United FC.

FC Takin leads 2022 BPL qualifiers

Kuensel 23 Jun 2022
Thimphu Raven FC and Namlha FC have four points each and Friends United FC earned three points ... Coronation Cup Champion Druk Lhayul FC, 2021 BPL Champion Paro FC, Thimphu City FC and Transport United FC have already booked their places in the league.

Druk Lhayul FC wins the first Coronation Cup

Kuensel 03 Jun 2022
Druk Lhayul FC defeated Paro FC and won the first Coronation Cup yesterday at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu ... Meanwhile, Druk Lhayul FC booked the final place after beating Thimphu City FC 1-0 on May 31 ... Thimphu City FC and Transport United FC managed seven points each.

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