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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!
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.