Latest News for: Thimphu transport


For inclusive society

Kuensel 06 Dec 2021
Inaugurated on Saturday, Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu became perhaps the country’s only sporting facility disabled-friendly with appropriate ramps, footpaths, and toilets ... Transport sector, in this sense, has made a major leap in the right direction.

Government did not drop most activities: PM

Kuensel 02 Dec 2021
Lyonchhen also claimed that the work executed for South Thimphu demkhong was in accordance with the Resource Allocation Fund (RAF) with the local government fund ... He added that these improvement activities could address the issues of transportation and high rental charges in Thimphu.

Fuel prices likely to rise further

Kuensel 03 Nov 2021
A popular wholesaler in Thimphu said that the increase in fuel prices could increase transportation costs from Phuentsholing to Thimphu by Nu 2,000 to Nu 3,000 per truck ... As per the State Trading Corporation of Bhutan Limited, transporting a litre of petrol or fuel from Phuentsholing to Thimphu costs Nu 1.25.

Lack of facilities impedes grassroots football

Kuensel 01 Nov 2021
Thimphu City FC, Paro FC, Transport United FC, and Tensung FC. Thimphu City FC alone engages 70 children between the ages of 6 and 14 during the weekend, either in Changlimithang or the Changjiji grounds ... Thimphu City FC’s President Hishey Tshering said ... We have branched our academy out to Thimphu,” Puspalal Sharma said.

Import of vehicles surge in  vehicle rich Bhutan

Kuensel 30 Oct 2021
There are more than enough vehicles to line up the entirety of the Thimphu -Trashigang lateral highway ... A policy document, the Bhutan Transport 2040 Integrated Strategic Vision, states that population growth, large volume of intercity travel, and more travel within Thimphu will increase congestion and environmental degradation.

Roadblock at Namling to remain longer

Kuensel 18 Oct 2021
The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) office also facilitated the one-time access of 15 public transport buses to and from Thimphu via Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam national highway through Panbang to Trongsa ... Meanwhile, the RSTA has temporarily suspended public transport buses on the east-west highway until further notice.

Clash of the champions for the glory

Kuensel 23 Sep 2021
As the ongoing BoB Bhutan Premier League enters its final week of the season, the race to the top is between two former champions — Thimphu City FC (defending) and Paro FC ... He said that the draw between Thimphu City and Transport United was an opportunity for his team and that he was expecting a win against Gelephu.

Helicopter landing to be easy at Lingzhi

Kuensel 10 Sep 2021
Without road connectivity, highlanders of Lingzhi transport essentials through helicopter from Paro and Thimphu ... According to the residents, people have to pay more than Nu 42,000 while transporting goods from Thimphu and Paro ... He said transporting ...

Consumers don’t benefit from revised customs duty

Kuensel 06 Sep 2021
An importer in Thimphu said that it was difficult to reduce the price of third-country imports with an increase in transportation charges and daily overhead charges when vehicles were stranded in Phuentsholing ... He said that if there was no issue in transportation from MDP consumers could expect cheaper rates on third-country imports.

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graces launch of waste management facilities

Kuensel 28 Aug 2021
Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced an event to inaugurate Waste Management Facilities in Thimphu ... The flagship programme is introducing waste segregation, collection, transportation, treatment, recovery, and disposal facilities throughout the country in a phased manner starting with Thimphu.

Decongesting the capital city

Kuensel 04 Aug 2021
Thimphu city is crowded ... The Road Safety and Transport Authority on Monday opened a service centre in Babesa, south Thimphu to cater to owners and drivers of medium and heavy vehicles who are restricted from visiting the head office at Lungtenzampa ... As of June 30, there were 61,240 vehicles registered in Thimphu, according to RSTA’s record.

Four-lane road to be completed and linked by October

Kuensel 31 Jul 2021
If all goes as planned, North Thimphu residents would forget all the inconveniences caused by the ongoing road expansion works between Jungshina and the Bhutan Telecom office in Chubachhu ... Thimphu Thromde’s chief engineer, Yeshi Wangdi, said the four lane was dedicated for city buses to improve public transport in the city.

Taxi counter service offers service through reduced rates

Kuensel 16 Jul 2021
This was made possible as Bhutan Taxi Association (BTA) established a taxi counter service (TCS) at the Road Safety Transport and Authority (RSTA) building in Thimphu amongst the counters where people buy bus tickets ... Their rates are lower than RSTA’s approved rate for the public (Taxi) transport.

High Quality 7-0 Rinpung FC

Kuensel 07 Jul 2021
Snatching 13 points in the ongoing 2021 BoB Bhutan Premier League (BPL), HQUFC are three points behind the defending champion Thimphu City FC and Paro FC. Transport United FC is two points ahead of them on the table ... Thimphu City FC and Paro FC are leading with 16 points each. Transport United FC has 15 points.

Chilli growers in Zhemgang disappointed with poor market

Kuensel 05 Jul 2021
The farmers have used bus service to transport the produce to Thimphu, and hired bolero pickup trucks up to Trongsa to sell them. After he could not sell at the vegetable market in Thimphu, Rinchen Dorji from Goshing sought help from his relatives to sell chillies to schools in the capital. “I could sell 300kg in Thimphu.