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The Road Safety and Transport Authority joins the nation in celebrating the joyous occasion of the 10th Royal Wedding Anniversary. We offer our deepest respects and prayers for Their Majesties eternal happiness and good health.
May the heavens continue to smile upon Drukyul.
In keeping with the Road Safety & Transport Regulations, the Road Safety & Transport Authority has assessed and reviewed the fuel and operational cost for operation of passenger buses and taxis. Accordingly, the revised fare for buses and taxi, for both intra-district and inter-district travel, is published and can be accessed at the Authority's website www.rsta.gov.bt.
Therefore, all passenger bus and taxi operators are requested to comply with the published fare and refrain from charging fare beyond the approved rate. Any commuter who has been charged excess fare may report the issue to the nearest RSTA office or Traffic Police with details of vehicle, journey date and time.
On 2nd August 2021, the Hon'ble Judrel Lyonpo inaugurated the RSTA Service Center located in Babesa.
Besides delivering general vehicle and driving license related services, this new Service Center will be especially helpful to the owners and drivers of medium and heavy vehicles who are unable to visit RSTA office during working hours due to restriction of medium and heavy vehicle entry in the core town area.
As per the record with RSTA, there are a total of 48,098 vehicles registered in Thimphu with new vehicles getting registered every day. The demand for vehicle related services has, thus, increased proportionately.
The Service Center, which is located near the STCBL Head Office in Babesa, is expected to complement the online services and enhance provision of service delivery. Meanwhile, the RSTA Thimphu Regional Office in Lungtenzampa will continue to deliver services as usual.
The Road Safety and Transport Authority would like to inform the general public that the grace period for transfer of vehicle ownership (without levying fines and penalties) has been extended till 31st December 2021. This is on account of the enormous interest shown by the general public and the back log created by the pandemic during the last grace period.
For kind information, a total of 15,783 vehicle ownership transfer have been effected in the last three months. This was possible because of the kind support and cooperation rendered by the general public.
We look forward to your continued support, cooperation and understanding.
To mark the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week, which this year is celebrated between 17 and 23 May, the Hon'ble Dasho Secretary, MoIC launched a road safety book, face masks with road safety messages and a short music television today. The event is marked to create road safety awareness with the slogan "Streets for Life".
The book covers topics from good road safety practices, understanding road traffic signs, signal, markings and basic guide on vehicle maintenance. The book will be distributed to schools, institutes and other agencies besides making it available online.
The Road Safety and Transport Authority heartily welcomed Mr. Sither Dorji as a New Chief Transport Officer to Transport Development Division, Head Quarter on 16th April, 2021. Mr. Sither Dorji was working as a Deputy Chief Planning Officer to Policy and Planning Division, Ministry of Information and Communication, Thimphu prior to his promotion.