News and Announcements

Fare Notification
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.

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Opening of RSTA Service Center at Babesa, Thimphu


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Public Notification on Extension of Grace Period for Vehicle Ownership Transfer

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.

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6th UN Global Road Safety Week


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.

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Joining of New Chief Transport Officer, RSTA, Thimphu


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Vacancy: For the Post of Administrative Assistant at RSTA, Mongar

The Road Safety and Transport Authority is pleased to announce the availability of vacant position for the post of Administrative Assistant on Lateral Transfer from the in-service pool as per the following details:

Sl.NoPosition TitlePosition LevelMinimum
qualification
requirement as
per the
Position
Directory 2018
No. of
slot

Place of
Posting

Superstructure
1Administrative
Assistant
S5-S1 AClass XII1Regional
Office
Mongar,
Road Safety
and Transport
Authority
Administrative
Services

The interested in-service civil servants within the same super structure fulfilling the eligibility criteria as per Chapter 14 of the BCSR 2018 may apply to the Human Resource Division on or before 23rd April 2021 with the following documents:

  1. Application
  2. Verified Curriculum Vitae (ZESt generated)
  3. Valid Security Clearance Certificate
  4. Valid Audit Clearance Certificate;
  5. NoC from concerned working agency;
  6. Copies of relevant training certificates (if any);
  7. Copy of academic transcripts and relevant certificates (if any); and
  8. Moderation score for the last two years (FY 2018-2019 & FY 2019-2020)

For any clarifications required, please contact HRD at 322567 during office hours.

Contact Person: Ms. Kunley Dolma


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Vacancy: For the Post of Two Administrative Assistants at RSTA, Thimphu

The Road Safety and Transport Authority, Ministry of Information and Communications, Thimphu is pleased to announce the vacancy for the post of two administrative assistants on Lateral Transfer from the in- service pool.

Sl.No

Position Title

Position Level

Minimum qualification requirement as per the Position Directory 2018

No. of slot

Place of Posting

Superstructure

1

Administrative Assistant

S5-S1 A

Class XII

2

Regional Office Thimphu, Road Safety and Transport Authority

Administrative Services


The interested in-service civil servants within the same super structure fulfilling the eligibility criteria as per Chapter 14 of the BCSR 2018 may apply to the Human Resource Division on or before 31st March 2021 with the following documents:

  1. Application;
  2. Verified Curriculum Vitae ( ZESt generated)
  3. Valid Security Clearance Certificate;
  4. Valid Audit Clearance Certificate;
  5. NoC from concerned working agency;
  6. Copies of relevant training certificates (if any);
  7. Copy of academic transcripts and relevant certificates (if any); and
  8. Moderation score for the last two years (FY 2018-2019 & FY 2019-2020)

For any clarifications required, please contact HRD via telephone at 322567 during office hours.

Contact Person: Mr. Karma Thinley

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Public Notification for Drivers to undergo COVID Test

The Road Safety and Transport Authority informs that all passenger bus, city bus, taxi and truck drivers in all Dzongkhags are required to undergo mandatory COVID-19 tests once every two weeks with immediate effect, and the test can be done at any flu clinic or testing stations in your respective dzongkhag.

Further, the RSTA and RBP will conduct regular checks along highways and checkpoints to ensure that these drivers have valid COVID-19 negative certificates along with driving license and other vehicle documents.



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Office Notification

The Regional Transport Office, RSTA Thimphu will reopen with effect from Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 for delivery of regular public services.

The office shall remain closed for the public on Monday, 1st February 2021 for cleaning and disinfection of the premise since it was used as a self-contained zone for mobilization and deployment of vehicles for COVID-19 containment duty during the 2nd lockdown.

The inconvenience caused is highly regretted.


 - Chief Regional Transport Officer, Thimphu

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Information on Check Post Management System (CPMS)

Upon the directives of the Royal Government of Bhutan, Department of IT & Telecom(DITT) has developed Check Post Management System (CPMS) to track movements of vehicles and people through formal point of entries/exists at check posts within the Dzongkhags during COVID-19 pandemic.

The system can be conveniently accessible through online by both the applicants as well as implementing agencies i.e Road Safety & Transport Authority (RSTA) and Royal Bhutan Police (RBP). The system can help for contact tracing, if required, by the Ministry of Health (MoH) to enable accurate and fast contact tracing.

The CPMS (cpms.rbp.gov.bt) shall be used as follows;

  1. For passengers traveling by public buses, respective ticketing counters will register the passengers upon sale of tickets. This will further be verified by RSTA on pre-departure inspection. For this purpose, all bus operators are asked to provided PC/laptops to their ticketing counters, and they were trained with the help of DITT and Dzongkhag IT.
  2. For taxi, respective drivers and passenger should jointly register on CPMS before journey.
  3. For private vehicles, the driver should register on the CPMS.
  4. For those passengers with no access to Internet/smartphones, the RSTA was instructed by Hon'ble PM to establish hotline, and it will tentatively be done by today.
  5. As per the advice of MoH and respective Dzongkhag Incident Command Center, the entry of vehicles are allowed to southern dzongkhags.
Registration is required only for inter-district movement, and will be accepted only after 00:01 AM 11th Sept. 2020.

1.System User Manual for CPMS

2.SOP for CPMS

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Toll Free Numbers - National, Central, Southern and Eastern Regions of Bhutan ~August 17, 2020

Toll Free Numbers - National, Central, Southern and Eastern Regions of Bhutan ~ August 17, 2020


For up to date information on COVID-19, people are asked to visit the MOH website and www.gov.bt/covid19/ maintained by the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Central COVID-19 Task Force.


Click here for Toll Free Numbers

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COVID-19 News and Information

The Royal Government of Bhutan is putting in place every measure necessary to safeguard the people of Bhutan from the COVID-19 pandemic - the Coronavirus. With our biggest assurance and comfort coming from His Majesty The King who is selflessly looking after the people, at such a difficult time, we on our part must remain united and support one another to contain the spread of the virus in our country. We have to ensure that all Bhutanese have the access to timely and correct information from the government to take all the necessary precautions. Please visit or follow the links shared below to keep yourself informed and updated:

www.pmo.gov.bt and FB page
www.moh.gov.bt and FB page












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Public Notification on Launch of mRSTA Mobile App

The Road Safety and Transport Authority hereby notifies the launch of mRSTA mobile app. The app has been developed to enable production of requisite documents such as Driving License (DL), Vehicle Registration Certificate (RC), Road Worthiness Certificate (RWC) and other relevant documents in electronic form for convenience. Click here for more details.

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Service Delivery Standards (SDS) for RSTA

This is to inform general public that to know more about Service Delivery Standards of RSTA such as Service Access Point, Procedures to avail the services, Turn Around Time (TAT), Fees and Payment Procedures, Contact Focal Person, Location and address of the office, etc. you can click on the link below:

Service Delivery Standards for RSTA 

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Notification on Suspension of RSTA Services

In line with public notification issued on 20th March 2020 vide letter number RSTA/TD-14/2019-20/382 the Authority would like to once again notify the general public of following changes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. Penalties for not renewing vehicle documents and driving license shall not be levied from March 28th till further notice.
  2. All RSTA services requiring physical presence of the general public (vehicle registration certificate and driving license renewals and duplicate, vehicle road worthiness certification) shall stand suspended till further notice. However, as an alternate mode for the service, the general public is encouraged to refer to online transactions manuals  for appropriate Online services payment.
  3. In absence of online service for vehicle road worthiness certification, the RSTA will not be able to provide service in the area until further notice. However, new vehicle registration service will be entertained.

For any enquiries please contact the following officials:

  1. Contact Details

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STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE for Social Distancing in Public Transport (Bus & Taxi)

This is to inform general public that the Road Safety and Transport Authority has issued Standard Operating Procedures (interim ) for Social Distancing in view to combat spread of COVID-19 in Public Transport buses and taxis to be implemented with effect from 28th March, 2020.


For more details click below:

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE for Social Distancing in Public Transport (Bus & Taxi)

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Notification on Revised Bus and Taxi Fares 2020

This is to inform the general public that based on the assessment of the fuel and other operating costs, the fare rates for Passenger Bus and Taxi have been revised with effect from March 15, 2020.

Notification on Revised Bus and Taxi Fares 2020

Bus Fares 2020

Taxi Fares 2020

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Notification to mitigate risks and prevent spread of COVID-19

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country was detected on 5 March 2020. Consequently, given the rapidly evolving situation and significant risks posed by COVID-19 to the people and residents of Bhutan and with a view to mitigate risks and prevent the spread of the virus, the Notification is issued for immediate and strict implementation by all relevant agencies.

To view notification please click Notification Letter

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Felicitation for His Majesty's 40th Birth Anniversary

On the Joyous Occasion of His Majesty's 40th Birth Anniversary, the Road Safety and Transport Authority would like to offer our sincere felicitation 

and prayers for His Majesty's good health, long life and everlasting happiness.

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Notifications:Travel Advisory on Coronavirus Outbreak

In light of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan City, China and cases reported in 15 other countries as of today (30th Jan 2020) including Sri Lanka, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and Nepal; the Ministry of Health urges the general public to avoid/postpone travel to these countries for holidays, pilgrimage, leisure etc. until the outbreak is officially contained.

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Notification for Revised Bus and Taxi Fares 2019

As per the directives of the Ministry and based on the assessment of the fuel and other operating costs, the fare rates for Passenger Bus have been revised with effect from June 20, 2019.

BUS FARE 2019
Notification for Revised Bus and Taxi Fares 2019


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Revised Gross Vehicle Weight for Commercial Transport Trucks

Pursuant to the directives issued by the Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Information and Communications (MolC) vide letter No. MIC (M)10/2019/793 dated 30th May 2019, the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) is pleased to revise the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) and increase the 'safe axle weight' for commercial transport trucks.

Revised Truck Loading Capacity Notifications

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Driving Test Schedule for the month of March 2020

This is to inform the general public that driving test schedule for the month of March 2020 is opened. Kindly click on the link below for more details.

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Driving Test Schedule for the month of April and May 2019

This is to inform the general public that driving test schedule for the month of April and May 2019 is opened. Kindly click on the link below for more details.

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111th National Day
On the historic and auspicious occasion, the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) joins the Nation in commemorating the 111th National Day of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

We offer our sincere prayers for the continued peace and prosperity under the enlightened leadership of our Monarchs. We re-dedicate our pledge and loyalty to the service of Tsa-Wa-Sum under His Majesty's benevolent and far-sighted leadership.

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Hon'ble Lyonpo's visit to RSTA:

A short orientation and presentation program for the new Hon'ble Minister for MoIC was held today i.e. 13th December 2018 in the afternoon hours at RSTA Training Hall.

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Vacancy Announcement

The Human Resource Division, Ministry of Information & Communications would like to invite interested Bhutanese citizens to apply for the following vacancy as detailed below:

Vacancy Announcement

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Revised Fare Rates for the Passenger Bus and Taxi

This is to notify all concerned and the general public that the RSTA has revised the Passenger Bus and Taxi Fares due to increase in fuel price and other operating costs.
The revised fares will be implemented w.e.f. 1st October, 2018. The fares have been uploaded on the RSTA website (wyw.rsta.gov.bt ) under downloads and public transport menus and also shared via facebook and twitter accounts of the Authority. 

For more details follow the link below:

Notifcation for Revised Bus and Taxi Fares 2018

BUS FARE 2018

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Driving Test Schedule for December 2018

This is to inform the general public that driving test schedule for December 2018 is opened. Kindly click on the link below for more details.


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eTest introduced for conducting written driving test in Tashigang Base,RSTA

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA), Tashigang has introduced eTest (Online Written Test) for driving test from 25th August, 2018. The objective is to reduce use of paper, increase work efficiency and reduce turn around time in issuance of driving license. It is also aimed to curb the existence of favoritism and nepotism culture as speculated by general public in issuance of driving license.

In total 26 candidates were registered online for the test, 21 were fresh Learner License holders of which 07 candidates underwent eTest, 06 candidates were passed and 1 candidate failed to secure the required pass marks. 

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eTest introduced for conducting written driving test in Bumthang Base,RSTA

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA), Bumthang has introduced eTest (Online Written Test) for driving test from 07th August, 2018. The objective is to reduce use of paper, increase work efficiency and reduce turn around time in issuance of driving license. It is also aimed to curb the existence of favoritism and nepotism culture as speculated by general public in issuance of driving license.

In total 40 candidates were registered online for the test, 28 were fresh Learner License holders of which 13 candidates underwent eTest, all 13 candidates were passed.

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Revised Bus and Taxi fares for New Damchu Bypass Route

This is to notify all concerned and the public that the RSTA has updated the Passenger Bus and Taxi Fares taking into account the reduction in distance between Thimphu and Phuentsholing with the opening of the Damchu-Chhukha bypass.

The updated fares had been implemented w.e.f July 25, 2018. The fares have been uploaded on the RSTA website (wyw.rsta.gov.bt ) under downloads and public transport menus and also shared via the facebook and twitter accounts of the Authority. Further as required, the Authority is currently carrying out the six monthly assessments of the operating and other costs for revision of the entire fare for passenger bus and taxi.

For more details follow the link below:

Notifcation for Fares_DAMCHU BYPASS

UPDATED FARE FOR COASTER BUS (DAMCHU BYPASS)

UPDATED FARE FOR 30 SEATER ORDINARY BUS (DAMCHU BYPASS)

Taxi Fare for New Route via Damchu

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eTest Introduced for conducting written driving test in Wangdiphodrang Base,RSTA

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA), Wangdiphodrang has introduced eTest (Online written test) for driving test from 12th July, 2018. The objective is to reduce use of paper, increase work efficiency and reduce turn around time in issuance of driving license. It is also aimed to curb the existence of favoritism and nepotism culture as speculated by general public in issuance of driving license.

In total 46 candidates were registered online for the test, 27 were fresh Learner License holders of which 15 candidates underwent eTest, 14 candidates passed and 1 candidate failed to secure the required pass marks. 

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Driving Test Schedule for August 2018

This is to inform the general public that driving test schedule for August 2018 is opened. Kindly click on the link below for more details.

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Emission Testing Schedule

This is to inform general public that Yangki Automobiles will be carrying out nation wide emission test from 24th April to 5th June, 2018 as per the schedule below:

Emission Testing Schedule

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Information: Change in Driving Test Schedule for Paro

Since the officials from Paro Base are nominated to attend a short term training in Delhi, the driving test for April Month is postponed. However there will be two driving test in the month of May as a replacement.   Inconvenience caused is regretted.


Please check the updated schedule : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KtYXudbL5yHYLhLSOdzbUfHZFo9F1nJhhiNlpfu1IBk/edit#gid=0
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Thimphu Regional Office to Conduct Driving Test on Weekends

Keeping in view the ever-increasing number of individuals wishing to register and sit for driving test, the Regional Transport Office, Thimphu will conduct driving tests for the public on Saturdays and Sundays as well, as a temporary measure, in addition to the test held every Tuesday.  The registration for Thimphu will be open on every Thursday from 9.30AM onwards.

  1. Check April 2018 Driving Test Schedule
  2. Check Online Transaction Manual
  3. Online Services Link (RSTA, MoIC)

Likewise, the Base Office, RSTA, Wangdue will now conduct driving test for the public twice a month, starting from the month of April, 2018.  Individuals can register online, available in RSTA & MoIC website.

While we constantly strive to improve the service delivery, the general public is requested to bear with us if any inconvenience is caused owing to the limited resources that we have at hand.  RSTA, however, welcome any befitting suggestions that an individual has, to improve our service delivery.

The above initiative will be implemented with immediate effect till further notice.

Contact Person: Prem P.Adhikari & Ugyen Lhamo

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eTest Introduced for conducting written driving test in Thimphu, RSTA

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA), Thimphu has introduced eTest (Online written test) for driving test from 10th April, 2018. The objective is to reduce use of paper, increase work efficiency and reduce turn around time in issuance of driving license. It is also aimed to curb the existence of favoritism and nepotism culture as speculated by general public in issuance of driving license.

In total 50 candidates were registered online for the driving test, 18 candidates underwent eTest, out of which 15 candidates passed and 3 candidates failed to secure the required pass marks. 

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Driving Test Schedule for April 2018

RSTA will now be publishing the driving test schedule every end of month to inform the public on the test dates at every RSTA offices. The schedule is expected to enable and provide fair opportunity for everyone wishing to apply for the driving test.

 

For any queries and issues, please contact the respective RSTA officials contact number listed against each RSTA offices.

 

Driving Test Schedule for April2018

NOTE: For data entry format, please hover the mouse over the tool-tip (?)  listed against each data entry text.

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Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

On the auspicious and joyous occasion of the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) family offers our solemn prayers and best wishes for the long life, good health and perpetual happiness of The Druk Gyalpo, The Gyaltsuen, The Gyalsey and the Royal Family.

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eTest Introduced for conducting written driving test in Monggar, RSTA

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA), Monggar has introduced eTest (Online written test) for driving test from 2nd February, 2018. The objective is to reduce use of paper, increase work efficiency and reduce turn around time in issuance of driving license. It is also aimed to curb the existence of favoritism and nepotism culture as speculated by general public in issuance of driving license.

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All Traffic Police Personnel under Monggar Jurisdiction are now trained to use eRaLIS and Online Services of RSTA

All Traffic Police Personnel in Monggar - Yadi, Gyelposhing, Trashigang - Kanglung, Rangjung, Wamrong, Lhuntse and Trashiyangtse has been trained to use eRaLIS and Online Services of RSTA. They will be able to check vehicle or driving license details and also update offense records into the system. They will be able to trace contact address and mobile number of the vehicle owner and driving license holder during emergencies, accidents and when vehicles are left unattended for so long or when the traffic/way obstruction has occurred. 

They are also taught on online services of RSTA and will able to use and/or advocate on online payment facilities for payment of fines and penalties and many more. The training was conducted to achieve optimum use of ICT in providing easy and prompt public service and create an efficient and effective working environment for all.    

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All Traffic Police Personnel under Samdrupjongkhar Jurisdiction are now trained to use eRaLIS and Online Services of RSTA

All Traffic Police Personnel in Samdrupjongkhar, Pemagatshel, Nganglam, Jomotshangkha and Samdrupchholing has been trained to use eRaLIS and Online Services of RSTA. Now they will be able to check vehicle or driving license details, enter and update offense records into the system. Also, they will be able to trace contact address and mobile number of the vehicle owner and driving license holder during emergencies, accidents and when vehicles are left unattended for so long or when the traffic/way obstruction has occurred. 

They are also taught on online services of RSTA and will able to use and/or advocate on online payment facilities for payment of fines and penalties after the issuance of Traffic Infringement Notice (TIN) and many more. They will now update the offense records into system within 24 hours. The training was conducted to achieve optimum use of ICT in providing easy and prompt public service and create an efficient working environment for all.

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eTest Introduced for conducting written driving test in Samdrupjongkhar, RSTA

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA), Samdrupjongkhar has introduced eTest (Online written test) for driving test from 29th January, 2018. The objective is to reduce use of paper, increase work efficiency and reduce turn around time in issuance of driving license. It is also aimed to curb the existence of favoritism and nepotism culture as speculated by general public in issuance of driving license.

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eTest Introduced for conducting written driving test in Gelephu, RSTA

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA), Gelephu has introduced eTest (Online written test) for driving test from 25th January, 2018. The objective is to reduce use of paper, increase work efficiency and reduce turn around time in issuance of driving license. It is also aimed to curb the existence of favoritism and nepotism culture as speculated by general public in issuance of driving license.

In total 42 candidates were registered online for the test, 9 candidates underwent eTest, out of which 7 candidates passed and 2 candidates failed to secure the required pass marks. 

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Vacancy Announcement for the post of Chief Regional Transport Officer at Gelephu, RSTA

The Human Resource Division, Ministry of Information & Communications is pleased to announce vacancy for the following post:

Sl.NoPosition TitlePosition LevelNo.of slotsMinimum QualificationsPlace of PostingRemarks
1Chief Regional Transport OfficerP1 A1Bachelors Degree 
(B.A, B.Com, Bsc )
RSTA, GelephuIn-Service

Interested In-service Civil Servants who meet the eligibility criteria may apply. For the eligibility criteria, please refer section 13.7.4 of the promotion Rules and Regulations of BCSR 2018 . (Available at www.rcsc.gov.bt).

Application with relevant qualification/training and work experience shall be given preference for the purpose of short listing. Application along with the following documents must reach the HR Division, MoIC latest by 8th February 2018.

  1. Curriculum Vitae (RCSC)
  2. Copy of latest Promotion order
  3. Copy of academic transcripts
  4. Copies of Performance Evaluation Report for the yeas 2015-2016, 2016-2017 (ModEx. result)
  5. Copy of valid Audit Clearance Certificate
  6. Copy of valid Security Clearance Certificate
  7. No Objection Certificate from the working Agency endorsed by HRC

Contact Person:Mr. Singye, HRO & Mr. Sonam Wangchuk 

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eTest Introduced for conducting written driving test in Phuntsholing, RSTA

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA), Phuntsholing has introduced eTest (Online test) for driving test from 5th January, 2018. The first test was chaired by  the Director General of RSTA. The same shall be introduced in Thimphu and other regional offices soon. The objective of the initiative is to reduce use of paper, increase work efficiency and reduce turn around time in issuance of driving license. It is also aimed to curb the existence of favoritism and nepotism culture as speculated by general public in issuance of driving license.

Twelve  candidates were registered online for the test, where one of the candidate failed to secure the required pass marks. Candidates are required to attempt all 20 questions which carries two marks each. The questions are generated randomly from the question bank and every candidate gets a different set of question. The test duration is  30 minutes, once the test has been started, the count down timer starts. All questions are multiple choice question based on traffic signage and traffic rules.

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All Traffic Police personnel under Gelephu and Phuntsholing Jurisdiction are now trained to use online system

All Traffic Police personnel in Phuntsholing, Gedu, Tsimasham, Gomto, Gelephu, Sarpang, Zhemgang, Panbang and Norbuling has been trained to use the online system to check vehicle and driving license details on validity and offense. They will also be able to trace contact address and mobile number of the vehicle owner and Driving license holder during emergencies such as accidents and while vehicles are left un attended for long or while the traffic/way obstruction has occurred. Vehicle owners and Driving license holders may get call from traffic police and RSTA from now on for verification.

To enable online payment facilities for payment of fines and penalties after the issuance of Traffic Infringement Notice (TIN) by Traffic police, they will now update the offense record within 24 hours. The training was conducted to achieve optimum use of IT in  providing easy and prompt public service and  create an efficient working environment for all.   


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Vehicle Number Plate Detection cameras installed in Thimphu

This is to notify the owners and custodians of motor vehicles that Royal Bhutan Police through the Safe City Project Solution have installed Vehicle Number Plate Detection cameras at selected locations in Thimphu.  The cameras will detect the number plates which are in line with the standards set by the Authority. However, while testing, the cameras could not detect sub-standard and faded number plates.

 

Therefore, RSTA would like to request all the vehicle owners and custodians to replace the substandard and faded number plates with the approved number plate standards as follows:


Type of Owner

Colour of Number Plate

Number Plate Size

Government

Numbers in yellow with red background

Heavy Vehicles

Plate Size: 18"X 7"

 

Light Vehicles:

Plate Size: 15" X 6"

 

Two Wheelers:

Plate Size: 9" X 3"

Private

Numbers in white with bright red background

Taxi

Numbers in black with yellow background

Diplomatic

Numbers in white with sky blue background

BHT

Numbers in yellow with red background

 

Any vehicle not confirming with the Registration Plate Standards shall be penalized as per the provisions of the Road Safety and Transport Regulations.

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Fare rates for passenger Buses and Taxi Services Revised

The fare rates for passenger  bus and taxi has been revised based on assessment considering fuel price and other operating costs. The revised fare will be effective from 1st December 2017. All passenger bus operators, Taxi operators and Commuter are requested to be informed of the  revised fare rates for strict compliance from 1st December 2017,  If there be any issue, all individuals are requested to report the issue to the nearest RSTA office or Traffic Police to help enable  enforcement of the rules uniformly for the benefit of all.

The updated/Revised fare rates are under 'Downloads' and 'Public Transport' menu of our website for reference.

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World Day of Remembrance Observed yesterday by conducting a special Rimdro


The Road Safety and Transport Authority observed 'World Day of Remembrance' yesterday by conducting a special Rimdro to remember those who lost their lives in road traffic crashes and also to offer our heartiest prayers for the well being and happiness of all the sentient beings.

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year ? to remember many millions killed and injured on the world?s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected. It is also a Day on which we thank the emergency services and reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster to families, communities and countries, and on ways to halt it.

Click the link below to read more on World Day of Remembrance

https://worlddayofremembrance.org/about/

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Emission Test Schedule (20-11-2017)

Yangki Automobiles will be carrying out vehicle emission test for all the Dzongkhags Starting from 12.11.17.  All are requested to have their vehicles tested at the places and the schedule given below. Yangki Automobile shall not be held responsible for any consequences for failing to do so thereafter.

Place

Date

Venue

Timing

Autsho

21/11/17

Town

9.00 am - 11.00 am

Bhangtar

25/11/17

Town

9.00 am - 3.00 pm

CHPC

13/11/17

CHPC Colony

9.00 am  - 10.00 pm

Dagana

5/12/17

Town

1.00 am - 4.00 pm

Dagapela

6/12/17

Town

9.00 am - 4.30 pm

Drujegang

7/12/17

Zero (on the high way)

11.00 am - 12.00 pm

Duksum

24/11/17

Town

11.00 am - 2.00 pm

Dzonkalum

15/11/17

Gemon Project

3.30 am - 4.30 pm

Gedu

13/11/17

RSTA office

1.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Jomotshangka

27/11/17

Town

9.00 am - 4.30 pm

Kanglung

28/11/17

Town

9.00 am  - 4.00 pm

Khaling

29/11/17

Town

9.00 pm  -11.00 pm

Khothakpa Mines

23/11/17

Khothakpa Mines

9.30 am - 2.30 pm

Kuenga Rabten

15/11/17

Town

9.00 am  - 10.00 pm

Kuenga Rabten

15/11/17

Jai Prakash Prohject site

11.00 am - 2.30 pm

Langthel

14/11/17

Mangdi Chu Project

11.00 am - 2.30 pm

Lhamoizingkha

14/11/17

Friends Lodge

11.30 am - 4.30 pm

Lhuntshi

19/11/17

Dzong parking

9.00 am - 1.30 pm

Nanglam

16 - 18.11.17

Town

9.00 am  - 5.00 pm

Narphung

24/11/17

On the High Way

10.00 - 12.00 noon

Panbang

19/11/17

Town

11.30 am - 2.30 pm

Pema Gastshel

21 - 22/11/17

 

9.00 am - 4.30 pm

Rangjung

25/11/17

Town

9.30 am - 2.30 pm

Sengor

18/11/17

Sengor

 

Shekpashing

24/11/17

On the Higway

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Sunkosh

7/12/17

Town

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Tangmachu

20/11/17

Tangmachu Central School

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Tingtibi

29/11/17

Town

12.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Trashi Yangtsi

22 - 23/11/17

RSTA office

9.00 am - 4.30 pm

Trashigang

26 - 27/11/17

RSTA office

9.00 am  - 4.30 pm

Trongsa

16 - 1711/17

Thrupang

9.00 am - 4.30 pm

Tshangkha

13/11/17

Nikachu Project

10.00 am - 3.30 am

Tsimasham

12/11/17

Town

9.30 am - 2.30 pm

Tsirang

2 - 4/12/17

RSTA Office

9.00 am - 4.30 pm

Ura, Bumthang

1/12/17

Gup Office

 

Womrong

29/11/17

Town

1.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Zhemgang

30/11/17

Town

9.00 am - 5.00 pm



NOTE:

Exact timing for Bumthang  Ura & Sengor cannot be given due to the road conditions.  The test shall be carried out as and when the team reaches at these places.



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Book a Driving Test link updated to provide fair opportunity for all

The link for "Book a Driving Test" is now updated with e-payment solution to provide fair opportunity for all. Therefore, all prospective candidates will now have to pay a driving test fee online during the test date booking. This is done because there are huge demand for test appointment, more over, our report shows that many applicants are not turning up during the actual test date, depriving opportunity for others.

Therefore, all are requested to maintain account with any banks with SMS banking facilities to receive OTP (One Time Password) to confirm the payment for our services.

Visit our website at www.rsta.gov.bt to avail more online services.

Save time, Pay Online.

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Celebrating the 6th joyous Royal Wedding Anniversary

The entire family members of the Road Safety and Transport would like to join the nation in extending our heartfelt prayers to Their Majesties on the joyous occasion of the 6th Royal Wedding Anniversary.

On this auspicious day, we re-dedicate ourselves to the service of the TSA WA SUM.

We pray for eternal peace and happiness of our Majesties. LONG LIVE OUR MAJESTIES!

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Taxi Driver returns valuables left in his taxi by a passenger

Mr Namgay, a Taxi driver has returned a package left in his taxi by a passenger  putting in extra effort  to trace the owner. The package contained a Bangchung (Traditional container), a pair of Zapchi phob (Traditional wooden cup) and a Zujiruchi flask. The Director General (DG) of Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) called Mr Namgay, acknowledging his honesty and integrity by sacrificing his professional duty and resources.

RSTA DG said, We must promote such values and encourage people to practice such noble deeds by acknowledging them.

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Cleaning of Bus Terminal, Thimphu lead by Hon'ble Minister for Ministry of Information and Communications

The Hon'ble Minister for Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC), Lyonpo D.N Dungyel initiated and lead the cleaning program in and around bus terminal, Thimphu today. The Hon'ble Minister was joint by the Director General, Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) and its officials  together with the staffs of Bus Operators. 

The bus terminal in Thimphu is one of the busiest place today. Every day, about 200 passenger transport buses depart and arrive in the terminal. As a sense of ownership and to confront waste management challenges, this program was initiated to build an instinct of social responsibility and to create a clean and beautiful  place to live in.

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Initiated Drug and Alcohol test for Drivers to ensure safety to all road users

RSTA has started conducting drug and alcohol test for Drivers to ensure safety to all road users. RSTA started drug and alcohol testing with  passenger bus Drivers first. In total, 73 passenger bus Drivers were tested on 4th September, 2017 and all were tested negative. The test will cover taxi drivers in the next phase, and gradually, all drivers will be covered. The test will be conducted on highways at any place, any time and on anyone.


"Road Safety is our Priority"

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Connectivity issue at GDC resolved, RSTA system and Online Service are up from today

The disruption of connectivity at Government Data Center, which started from Friday evening, last week has been restored. The RSTA's system and its online services are now up and accessible. All concern officials of RSTA are requested to update records maintained during those periods  in the system accordingly to avoid anomalies in the records/information.



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RSTA system is down, due to connectivity issue at Government Data Center (GDC)

This is to inform that, the Government Data Center (GDC) is experiencing connectivity issue, due to which RSTA system which also provides online services is facing disruption.


The GDC team is working on it, and the issue will be resolved soon.


Inconvenience caused is highly regretted.




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Increase in use of Online payment services of RSTA

The statistics maintained for online payment for RSTA shows an increase from month to month gradually. From 14 transaction in April to 470 transaction by the end of July, the percentage increase is noted at 5.22% by the end of July.

Are you using our online services?

Save Time, Pay Online.

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Handing over of Traffic Safety Equipment to Royal Bhutan Police

RSTA handed over traffic safety equipments worth Nu. 0.7 million to the Royal Bhutan Police yesterday as a support to strengthen the professional capacity of the traffic police personnel while executing their work.

The Director General of RSTA acknowledged the relentless hard work put in by the traffic police in ensuring the safety and security of the motorists and other road users. He also conveyed the firm commitment and support of the Secretary of Ministry of Information & Communication (MoIC) towards strengthening the capacity of RBP traffic personnel in the field.

The equipments includes breath analyzer with inbuilt printer, quick alcohol testing machine, speed gun and other accessories. The Chief of Police thanked RSTA and assured that the work of the traffic personnel in the field will be made much easier with the use of the equipments. The Chief also expressed his gratitude to the Secretary, MoIC for the esteemed support.

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Vacancy announcement for one Security Guard at RSTA, Gelephu

The Ministry of Information & Communications is pleased to announce vacancy for  one Security Guard at RSTA Office, Gelephu. He/she must be minimum of 18 years & not more than 50 years old.

Application along with the following documents must reach the HR Division, MoIC latest by 31st August,2017. Interested Bhutanese Nationals who meet the eligibility criteria  may apply. For eligibility criteria, refer Chapter 6, Clause 6.5 General and Elementary Service (Serial no. 2) of BCSR 2012.

1.Duly filled employment Application  Form

2.Copy of valid security clearance certificate

3.Copy of medical certificate

4.Copy of citizenship ID Card

Contact Person:Mr. Sonam Wangchuk & Mr.Karma Thinley

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Annual Performance Agreement for 2017-2018 signed

The Annual Performance Agreement (APA) was signed between Hon'ble Prime Minister  and Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) on 5th August 2017.

Hon'ble PM thanked MoIC  for maintaining good aviation service, producing well qualified drivers, managing road traffic professionally, providing 75% internet and broadband services, introducing 107 G2C online service, maintaining balanced and professional media services, managing Thimphu Techpark business prospect, BtCIRT's proactive role during the recent cyber attack and successful usage of google suite by 87% of the civil servants.

Hon'ble Secretary thanked Hon'ble Prime Minister for appreciating the performance of MoIC and pledged to perform better for the year 2017-2018.

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Our online payment service has collected over Nu. One Million in three months

Since the  introduction of the online  payment service  from 20th April 2017, a total of Nu.100,3510/- has been collected. Nu.15,780/- was collected in April, which has shoot up to Nu.590,370/- in July from Nu. 244,580/- in June. We thank all for supporting and preferring our online payment services. We will keep taking feedback and suggestions as usual to improve our service further to make it easy and prompt.

Pay Online and Save Time to avail RSTA services.

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Information: Self-Service Online Payment counter for RSTA services opened in RSTA Office, Thimphu

In order to facilitate the use of online payment for RSTA services, RSTA has now opened self-service payment counter (a computer with internet connection and a printer) in Thimphu RSTA office. Individuals may use the facilities to make online payment, and RSTA officials will be there to guide, if required.

RSTA would like to request everyone to use the online payment services. Individuals with issues can inform RSTA by commenting on this post or RSTA and MoIC Facebook page.

1.User Manual/Standard Operating Procedure for online payment services.

2.Contact Information of RSTA Officials

Contact Person: Mr.Yeshi Dorji & Mr.Tshering Nidup

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Report on Online Payment Services for RSTA services after the launch since 20th April 2017

With the start of  online payment service for Road Safety & Transport Authority (RSTA), from 20th April 2017, a total of  Nu.421,390/- has been collected with 365 online payment transactions. Hon'ble Prime Minister launched the ePayment services on 22nd May 2017.

MoIC and RSTA, once again request all concerned to use the online payment services available from RSTA and MoIC websites. We request all to share about our online payment solutions to others as well to make use of the facilities, which shall not only save your time and resources but  will be more easy, prompt and efficient.

1. Click here for User Manual/Standard Operating Procedure for online payment services.

2. Click here for Contact Information of RSTA Officials to get help

 

Contact Person: Mr.Yeshi Dorji & Mr.Tshering Nidup

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The new Director General for RSTA, Dasho Pemba Wangchuk joins Office on 05th July, 2017.

This is to notify the general public that RSTA office, Thimphu will remain closed on 5th July, 2017 on the occasion of joining of our new Director General.


Inconvenience caused is highly regretted.

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High-level Consultation meeting on Draft Transport Policy was held today in Ministry of Information and Communications

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) conducted High-level consultation meeting on draft Transport Policy today, 30 June 2017 in the Ministry.The Hon?ble Secretary of the Ministry,Ministry of Work and Human Settlement , National Environment Commission and representative from Ministry of Economic Affairs, Thimphu Thromdey and United Nations Development Program participated in the meeting.

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RSTA system is down as the Government Data Center which host the system has some issue

We regret to inform all the general public that the RSTA's system is down currently as the Government Data Center which host the system has some issue. Therefore all are requested to bear to wait for some time for the services un till the issue is resolved.

We request all to avail the online services when the system is up. All the online services link are at our website at the righthand side under Online Service menu.

Inconvenience caused is highly regretted


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Notification on Requirement of Physical Vehicle Fitness Test and Online Payment Services

RSTA appreciates customers using the online payment Services to avail RSTA services, however please note that vehicle owners must still visit the nearest RSTA office for inspection of the vehicle  for fitness test (Road Worthiness Test) and pay accordingly as required. If you prefer