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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.
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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.
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.
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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.