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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.
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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.
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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.
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Importers unhappy with import registration system

Kuensel 02 Jul 2021
Unable to bring their goods stuck in Jaigaon into Phuentsholing, importers in Phuentsholing and Thimphu are frustrated ... He said he paid more than Nu 55,000 to transport the goods from Jaigaon to Samtse, from Samtse to Amochhu bridge and then to Thimphu, including loading, transshipment and demurrage charges. Prices increasing in Thimphu.
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MPs raise concerns of farm road conditions

Kuensel 25 Jun 2021
Thimphu’s NC member, Tshewang Rinzin, said proper plans ... Lyonpo Dorji Tshering also informed Parliament members that the Road Safety and Transport Authority had conducted road fitness test of Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway and would conduct the same for Thimphu-Trashigang highway.
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Transportation and mobility – the next big urban challenge

Kuensel 05 Jun 2021
The past six decades of urban development have seen the country confronted by many urban challenges including that of environmental conservation and cultural preservation, but urban transport and mobility issues remain one of the greatest threats that urban areas like Thimphu is beginning to face.
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New plans to improve public transport in Thimphu

Kuensel 03 Jun 2021
To improve reliability and efficiency of urban transport, the City Bus Service under Thimphu Thromde has ordered 27 buses, which are expected to reach Thimphu by October end ... “One terminal is approved for South Thimphu, in the Babesa zero vicinity.” ... He said Thimphu thromde’s ...
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High Quality secures a win with two last-minute goals

Kuensel 26 May 2021
Both the teams began in high spirits ... Thimphu City FC and Paro FC also secured three points each so far in the league ... Transport United FC will play against Ugyen Academy FC in Thimphu today.
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Bhutan receives 5,850 Pfizer doses

Kuensel 26 May 2021
…through the COVAX Facility. The highly anticipated Covid-19 vaccine through the COVAX Facility arrived in the country yesterday ... Upon its arrival at the Paro international airport around 4.30pm yesterday, the vaccines were directly transported to the central storage facility in Thimphu, where it will be stored at a temperature of –70 degree Celsius.
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Cabbies ask for a cap on taxi numbers

Kuensel 16 May 2020
3,586 taxis in Thimphu alone ... As of March 31, there are 5,519 taxis registered with the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA). Out of that 3,586 taxis are in Thimphu ... A taxi driver waiting for passengers at Changlam pointed out that with increasing number of taxis, there is regular traffic congestion and lack of a parking space in Thimphu.
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'It's a miracle': American's Bhutan rescue involves a king, a ventilator and a 12,000-kilometre trip

Canada Dot Com 14 May 2020
NEW DELHI — The 76-year old American tourist arrived at the hospital in Thimphu, the sleepy capital of Bhutan, on a cool day in early March ... Bert Hewitt was transported via ambulance from a hospital in the Bhutanese capital of Thimphu for the 8,000-mile journey home on a Gulfstream jet outfitted with a biocontainment unit.
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People continue to flout physical distancing advice

Kuensel 07 May 2020
Yangyel Lhaden & Yeshey Lhadon. Even as numerous measures have been put in place to encourage physical distancing, particularly in public places, non-observance remains the biggest challenge. In Thimphu, places like the hospital, town area, cremation ground, and public transport stations are usually crowded ... Sangay Dema, a ticket seller said.
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Lockdown in India and border sealing affects DCCL’s product sale

Kuensel 14 Apr 2020
Sonam Jigme said that although there is market for domestic product, sales have reduced by half because the products are supplied through internal routes, which has increased the transportation cost and price. The cement, when transported through internal route, has to pass through Panbang, Trongsa, Thimphu and then to Phuentsholing ... .
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Football clubs’ sustainability at risk

Kuensel 07 Apr 2020
Of the 13 registered football clubs under the Bhutan Football Federation (BFF), Thimphu City FC, Paro FC, Transport United FC and High Quality United FC were the worst affected ... Since some players have no place to live, Thimphu City FC and Transport United FC have rented an apartment.
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Prices of essential commodities rise in Mongar

Kuensel 07 Apr 2020
Tshering Namgyal . Mongar ... Many shopkeepers blame price rise on increased transportation cost. They now have to pay up to Nu 50,000 on transportation cost via Thimphu ... “However, we have been informed by some traders that transporting commodities via Thimphu is expensive and, hence, the price rise,” said officiating regional director, Karma T Rinzin. .

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