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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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Yadi town without basic facilities

Kuensel 03 Mar 2020
Tshering Namgyal . Yadi ... Located 36km away from Mongar towards Trashigang, public transport buses from Trashigang and Trashiyangtse to Thimphu, Samdrupjongkhar-Mongar and Mongar-Trashigang stop for meals ... For two years, residents hired private vehicles to transport the town’s garbage to a landfill located five kilometres away since 2017.
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What pledge?

Kuensel 02 Mar 2020
Going by the ground reality, if ever there should be a pledge, it should be starting efficient and cheap public transport, not encouraging more cars on the limited road infrastructure ... It will fail if the purpose of transport- movement of people and goods are not served ... Half of that is in Thimphu alone.
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Indian contractor charged for illegal transportation of immigrants

Kuensel 19 Feb 2020
The Office of the Attorney General charged a 28-year-old contractor from Cooch Bihar in India for illegal transportation of immigrants after he was found transporting nine Indian workers from Haa to Thimphu in December last year.
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Bodhgaya coronavirus suspect tested negative

Kuensel 13 Feb 2020
Two trainer teams have been formed to conduct training of trainers on all aspects of surveillance and response including case management, infection control and use of physical protection equipment, sample collection and transport.
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ADB donates medical equipment to MoH

Kuensel 31 Jan 2020
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) donated medical equipment and vehicles worth Nu 39.446M to the health ministry in Thimphu yesterday ... The four ILD SDD which run on solar power will be issued to BHUs in Gasa, Zhemgang, and Thimphu. The refrigerated vans will be used to transport ...
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Bank records loan disbursement of Nu 143B

Kuensel 30 Nov 2019
And the transport sector contributed Nu 6.7B ... Housing sector registered a NPL worth Nu 2.4B and transport sector Nu 1.3B ... “Those defaulting on housing loans are not from Thimphu but elsewhere ... Furthermore, transportation loan increased by 28percent between 2015 and 2018, accordingly NPL increased drastically by 46 percent.
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Illegal sand business continues

Kuensel 30 Oct 2019
In 2012, the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) recorded the first case of illegal sand transportation ... Forest officials in Thimphu also apprehended a trucker transporting the construction material without any documents two days ago ... Currently, there are more than 2,500 new constructions ongoing in Thimphu.
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UAFC humbles Druk Stars FC 9-3

Kuensel 24 Oct 2019
Thinley Namgay ... Both the teams were hopeful of winning their 15th match of the tournament ... UAFC defended well ... Paro FC leads the table with 39 points as of yesterday followed by Transport United FC with 32 points and Thimphu City FC in the third with 28 points ... Transport United FC will play High quality United FC today at 6pm at Changlimithang Stadium.
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Demand for public transport outstrips government effort

Kuensel 28 Sep 2019
The growing population and the expansion of Thimphu Thromde, coupled with increasing tcost of transportation, have made expansion and upgradation of the city’s public transport system urgent. The capital city’s public transport system has improved in terms of number of city buses ... About 30 percent of the vehicles are in Thimphu ... Transport policy.

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