Latest News for: Thimphu transport


Bangladesh to allow Bhutan access to its ports for trade

Reuters 23 Mar 2023
Bhutan's Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Loknath Sharma said the agreement was expected to help reduce the cost of transportation. Sanjeev Mehta, a professor of economics at the Royal Thimphu College in the Bhutanese capital, said the agreement "will reduce Bhutan's dependence on India for transit to a certain extent".

Commuters complain of lengthy routines at check posts

Kuensel 10 Mar 2023
As Bhutan looks to be not only self-sufficient but also an economically strong nation, the focus is being placed on improving transport networks. Bhutan Transport 2040 lays out a detailed plan ... The transport system in the country, especially, surface transport, is beset with myriad hiccups.

Dragon Boys to play in the Three Nations Cup 2023

Kuensel 07 Mar 2023
Without international match for more than three years. Thinley Namgay ... Midfielder Orgyen Wangchuk Tshering said, ... We have a young squad this time ... We’re very excited.” ... Transport United FC are the new Dragons. Thimphu City FC’s Karma Shedrup Tshering and Tenzin Thinley, Transport’s Hari Gurung, Kinga Wangchuck and Jigdrel Wangchuk are out of the team ... .

Civil aviation and surface  transport sector in 2022

Kuensel 25 Feb 2023
TransportDespite inconveniences caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the transport sector saw significant changes in the Tiger Year. An electric year for the surface transport sector ... The Electric Vehicle Road Map 2035 specifies the target and complies with the Low Emission Development Strategy for Surface Transport (2021-2050) policy.

Weekly markets: vibrant centres for informal economy and indicators of urbanisation

Kuensel 13 Feb 2023
Mendrelgang is a gewog under Tsirang. Its old name was Lamidara ... CFM, Thimphu ... Thimphu started a vegetable shop in front of Tashichhodzong gate, which was later shifted to the present day Centenary Farmers Market (CFM) ... A few years back a person from Gelephu was looking for a lift to Thimphu on a Thursday as he missed all the public transport.

More CCTV cameras needed to deter crimes

Kuensel 06 Feb 2023
Thimphu city has 135 CCTV cameras ... Thimphu city is witnessing an increase in criminal activities in the last two years ... Police officials say that the relevant stakeholders such as Thimphu Thromde and the surface transport department should support the police in the procurement of additional CCTV cameras.

Double ticketing and excess passengers in public transport continues

Kuensel 20 Jan 2023
Public transport services carrying extra passengers due to double passengers having the same ticket number is one of the many inconveniences. Is this happening because of a lack of monitoring by the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA)?. Sangeeta Biswa, a passenger who travelled on Sernya Transport bus between Gelephu and Thimphu said.

ACC investigates banks and thromde officials for possible collusion

Kuensel 14 Jan 2023
However, Kuensel learnt the thromde officials in Thimphu and Phuentsholing and an official from Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) were already questioned to find out how the businessman managed to mortgage his same land multiple times with financial institutions and fraudulent registration of vehicles.

BFF expects better football years ahead

Kuensel 24 Dec 2022
KP Sharma. For the past two years, Bhutan’s senior national team have not played major international tournaments because to Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions ... Currently, most of the national players are playing in clubs like Thimphu City FC, Druk Lhayul FC, Paro FC, Transport FC, and RTC ... It also receives a budget from the government. .

Inconsistent application of law and impunity for State failure is unfair

Kuensel 10 Dec 2022
First, while the law is applicable across the country, it is generally enforced in a few selected cities like Thimphu, Phuentsholing, and Paro—a clear case of inconsistency ... Similarly, Road Safety and Transport Authority officials force emission tests in only some places and not most of the places and so does waste management ... Lawyer, Thimphu.

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.

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