Latest News for: Thimphu transport


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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.