News and Announcements

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


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"


Numbers in white with bright red background


Numbers in black with yellow background


Numbers in white with sky blue background


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

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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.








9.00 am - 11.00 am




9.00 am - 3.00 pm



CHPC Colony

9.00 am  - 10.00 pm




1.00 am - 4.00 pm




9.00 am - 4.30 pm



Zero (on the high way)

11.00 am - 12.00 pm




11.00 am - 2.00 pm



Gemon Project

3.30 am - 4.30 pm



RSTA office

1.00 pm - 4.30 pm




9.00 am - 4.30 pm




9.00 am  - 4.00 pm




9.00 pm  -11.00 pm

Khothakpa Mines


Khothakpa Mines

9.30 am - 2.30 pm

Kuenga Rabten



9.00 am  - 10.00 pm

Kuenga Rabten


Jai Prakash Prohject site

11.00 am - 2.30 pm



Mangdi Chu Project

11.00 am - 2.30 pm



Friends Lodge

11.30 am - 4.30 pm



Dzong parking

9.00 am - 1.30 pm


16 - 18.11.17


9.00 am  - 5.00 pm



On the High Way

10.00 - 12.00 noon




11.30 am - 2.30 pm

Pema Gastshel

21 - 22/11/17


9.00 am - 4.30 pm




9.30 am - 2.30 pm







On the Higway

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm




1.00 pm - 2.00 pm



Tangmachu Central School

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm




12.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Trashi Yangtsi

22 - 23/11/17

RSTA office

9.00 am - 4.30 pm


26 - 27/11/17

RSTA office

9.00 am  - 4.30 pm


16 - 1711/17


9.00 am - 4.30 pm



Nikachu Project

10.00 am - 3.30 am




9.30 am - 2.30 pm


2 - 4/12/17

RSTA Office

9.00 am - 4.30 pm

Ura, Bumthang


Gup Office





1.30 pm - 4.30 pm




9.00 am - 5.00 pm


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 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 manual cash payment after the fitness test, you will get the Fitness Certificate instantly from any RSTA office you visit, Or if you prefer to pay online after the vehicle has been inspected, you can pay online later without having to park your vehicle and without having to wait in the queue. 

Read the 'Standard Operating Procedure' and the User Manual from the link given bellow:

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Regional Office, Thimphu shall remain closed after lunch tomorrow, on 25th May 2017

This is to inform all the general public that, due to the ongoing training program for the officials of RSTA on Online Payment Solutions for RSTA services,  the Regional Office, Thimphu shall remain closed after lunch on 25th May 2017. This is to enhance the capacity of the field officials to ensure timely assistance to the general public efficiently in the future. We hope, the online payment solutions shall be of immense help to the public.

Inconvenience caused is highly regretted

Chief Regional Transport Officer 


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Hon'ble Prime Minister launched the online Payment Services For RSTA, BCSEA, MoF and MoEA

Hon'ble Prime Minister launched the Online Payment Services for the  Road Safety & Transport Authority, including other services under Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment, and Ministry of Economic Affairs, today. At the launch, Hon'ble Prime Minster said that this ePayment service is the stepping stone towards a journey for a self-reliant nation with lot of potential to improve many other services. Hon'ble PM thanked all individuals and agencies involved in making the ePayment a successful one.

Link to ePayment Services:

  1. Passport Renewal,Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  2. ELPC & Results Duplication, Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment
  3. Nine Service of Driving License & Vehicle Documents, RSTA

Notice:The ePayment services are not integrated with  mBoB and is an independent web service. Clients wishing to pay online for RSTA services must know their bank account number (BoB,BNB or DPNB) and their mobile number must be registered in banks to receive the One Time Password (OTP).

On how to avail the online payment for RSTA, please read the Standard Operating Procedure (User Manual).

For any  clarification and issues on RSTA online Payment (other than Banking issues) ,please contact:

  1. Mr.Yeshi Dorji,Chief ICT Officer ICT Division,MoIC ,TEL:324319(O)
  2. Mr.Tshering Nidup, Sr.ICT Officer,ICT Division,MoIC,TEL:324319(O)
  3. Mr.Rinchen Jangsem, Sr.ICTA II ,ICT Section,RSTA,TEL:327660(O)
  4. RSTA Staffs

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

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Awareness Programme on Effective Implementation of RST ACT & Regulations and online Payment

Road Safety & Transport Authority (RSTA), Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) is conducting awareness programme for two batches of RSTA officials on the ?Effective Implementation of RST ACT & Regulations?. The officials will also be briefed on online payment for RSTA services.The  awareness programme for the first batch was conducted on 18th and 19th of May 2017, the second batch programme shall be on  25th & 26th May, 2017.

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Vacancy Announcement for Security Officer at DoAT and Motor Vehicle Inspector at RSTA

The Human Resource Division, Ministry of Information & Communications is pleased to announce the vacancies for the following positions at Department of Air Transport(DoAT) and Road Safety & Transport Authority(RSTA):

Serial No.Position TitlePlace of PostingNo. of slotMin. QualificationPosition LevelRemarks
1Dy. Chief Security OfficerDoAT, Paro11. Ex-Arm Force
2. Must have served minimum of 15 years in Arm Force
3. Excellent track record
4. Age below 53 yrs and
5. Work experience in the field of aviation security will be added advantage.
P2 AOn Regular Contract
2Motor Vehicle
1. Nganglam - 1
2. P/ling - 1
3.T/gang - 1
4.T/yangtse - 1 5.Zhemgang- 2
6Cl. X with NC3/ Inservice with VTI CertificateS3Regular
3MessengerRSTA, Mongar1Class XGSP-IIContract

Interested Bhutanese Nationals meeting the eligibility criteria as per the following Chapters of BCSR 2012

  • Chapter 5, Clause 5. 4 -Contract Appointment Rules and Regulations
  • Chapter 4, Clause 4.5 eligibility under Recruitment, Selection and Appointment Regular Civil Service
  • Chapter 6, Clause 6.5 General and Elementary Service

must  submit the following documents to HRD ,MoIC Thimphu latest by 26th April 2017. The application for the post of Messenger should be  submitted to Regional Transport Officer, RSTA, Monggar latest by 26th April 2017.


  1. RCSC Employment application Form
  2. Resume
  3. Academic Certificates
  4. NOC from concerned authority if employed
  5. Copy of Citizenship ID Card
  6. Security Clearance Certificate
  7. Medical Certificate

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

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Deposit of Audit Recoveries Accounts Format (24-03-2017)

In  terms of Section 1.6.13 of the Finance and Accounting Manual promulgated by the Ministry of Finance , the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) operates a current account styled "Audit Recoveries Accounts" outside the Government Consolidated Fund for the deposit and management of audit recoveries remitted to it on its instance.

Therefore,  all government agencies ,public-sectors entities and concerned organisations including individual accountable persons should henceforth endorse the details of the deposit.

Audit Recoveries Format Notification

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Online Booking/Register for a Driving Test (06-03-2017)

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) is pleased to inform the general public that aspiring drivers can now book/register online for a driving test linked on our website- as per the scheduled driving test date and location on first come first serve basis. Required documents (Learner's License and one day Introductory Course Certificate) should be produced before the test including payment of test fees at the respective office where the test is scheduled.

 For any help or support please contact the nearest RSTA office. 

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Driving Test at Gedu on 9th March 2017

Gedu Base Transport Office, under Chukha Dzongkhag, RSTA will be conducting driving test on March 9, 2017. All interested individuals wishing to appear for the driving test may register with the Base Office, Gedu during office hours.

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Vacancy Announcement

The Human Resource Division, Ministry of Information and Communications is pleased to announce the Vacancies for the following positions:

SL#Position TitlePosition LevelSlotsMinimum Qualification RequiredPlace of PostingRemarks
1Communication Asst.S2 A1Class XII with Diploma in
Electrical Engineering/
Department of Airport, ParoRegular ( Submit the document to HRD, MOIC)
2Motor Vehicle Inspector-IS3 A2Class XII with NC3Base Office, Samtse Regional Office, Phuentsholing,

Regular ( Submit the document at Regional Office, Phuentsholing)

Interested Bhutanese citizens who meet the eligibility criteria may apply. For the eligibility criteria, please refer Chapter 4 of the Recruitment, Selection Appointment Rules and Regulation, BCSR 2012.

For the post of MVI  should submit the application along with the following documents at  Regional Office, RSTA, Phuentsholing, on or before 15th February 2017.

For the post of Communication Assistant should submit the application along with the following documents at  HRD Office MOIC, on or before 15th February 2017.

  1.  Duly filled RCSC Employment Application Form
  2. Academic Transcript/Training Certificate
  3. A Copy of Citizenship ID Card
  4. Valid Security Clearance Certificate
  5. Valid Medical Certificate
  6. No objection Certificate from the Working Agency (if employed)
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First Birth Anniversary of His Royal Highness the Gyalsey

On the auspicious and happy occasion of the first birth anniversary of His Royal Highness the Gyalsey Jigme Namgyal Wangchuck, The Road Safety and Transport Authority offers our sincere prayers and best wishes for good health and perpetual happiness to the Druk Gyalpo, the Gyaltsuen, the Gyalsey and the people of Bhutan.

we dedicate this occasion to the serve the Tsawasum with outmost dedication.

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Inviting Public Views/Inputs for Amendment of the Road Safety and Transport Act 1999

The amendment of the Road Safety and Transport Act 1999 has commenced. The RSTA, MOIC would like to invite inputs and comments from all on the Act and also the Regulations. Both documents can be downloaded or viewed from the websites of the Ministry of Information and Communications and the RSTA. Inputs and comments can be shared to us via:

1. email to,,,

2. feedback and suggestion column/forum of RSTA website at the footer

3. RSTA  facebook page at and twitter @rstabhutan

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Outgoing Director General Officially Handed Over Official Charges Today to Mr. Karma Pemba, Offtg. Director General

Dasho Lham Dorji, the outgoing Director General of RSTA officially handed over the charge of the Department to Mr. Karma Pemba, the Offtg. Director General on January 12, 2017. During the handing/taking ceremony, Dasho expressed his gratitude to the family of RSTA for working cooperatively with him and bringing RSTA thus far. Further, Dasho expressed his wish for the successful furtherance of the Authority.

A farewell dinner was also hosted last night to the outgoing Director General to express respect and gratitude  for all the initiatives, guidance  and support rendered to RSTA family.

The entire family of RSTA prays for happy and peaceful life of Dasho.

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Weather forecast: Possibility of light Rain and Snow fall over the western, central, and northern Bhutan soon.

The weather forecasting center with the National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology forecasts possibility of light rain/snow over the western, central, and northern Bhutan in next 72 hours. The press release also says high altitude areas about 3500 metres above the sea level likely to receive light to moderate snowfall. In this regard, RSTA requests all the travelers to avoid driving in the late nights and early morning. All are cautioned to be care full of black spot, wet areas and the most important one, please drive slow. Drive safe and be safe.

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Snow fall and icy road condition reported along East-West high way and many other roads especially along high passes

There are reports of snow fall and icy road conditions along the East-West high way and other roads especially along high passes and wet roads, All travelers are cautioned to be careful and dive slow. 

Some tips for safe driving on icy roads:
Slowing down is the most important thing to do when driving on ice and snow. High speeds make it both easy to lose control and difficult to stop. You should never be driving faster in any vehicle when roads are icy - not even on highways! In many cases, much slower speeds are necessary. You can slide off of the road on certain types of more treacherous icing - like black ice - at 10mph or less! If you're fishtailing or sliding at all, it means you are going too fast for the conditions.

Brake application is a common trigger of slides that result in a loss of vehicle control. ABS (antilock brakes) do not work well on ice and snow, and often will lock up your wheels regardless. Sliding wheels are uncontrollable, that is, steering input will not change the vehicle's direction if the wheels are sliding.

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Workshop on Road Safety, Transport Management and Environment Friendly Transport conducted

The MoIC organized two days workshop on Road Safety, Transport Management and Environment Friendly Transport on 12 and 13 December 2016 at Galing Resort in Paro. Resource persons from Thailand and RSTA made presentations on Transport Demand Management, Pulic Transport Planning and Management, Traffic Engineering, Transport Act and Regulations, Online systems such as eRaLIS, ITS and environment friendly transport etc. Around 41 participants from RSTA,MoWHS, City Bus services of Bhutan Postal corp and Traffic Police attended the 2 days workshop. The workshop is funded by the UNDP under the Low Emission capacity building (LECB) project which is managed by the PPD, MoIC.

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18 new city buses Inaugurated by Hon'ble Lyonpo, MoIC

Hon'ble Lyonpo, Ministry of Information and Communications inaugurated 18 new city buses which will hit the roads immediately. Addition of 18 new buses was funded by the Royal Government Government of Bhutan, it would increase the city bus fleet to 48, which will greatly ease the traffic congestion in the city and also provide alternatives to personal transport.

Let us make public transport our mode of choice for daily commute.

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Multi-sector stakeholder consultation workshop Conducted

First multi-sector stakeholder consultation workshop on updation of National Transport Policy 2006 with the aim to develop an inclusive and sustainable transport policy 2017, was conducted yesterday by the MoIC in collaboration with the UNDP and KPMG who is the consultant for the work. The Hon'ble Secretary of MoIC,Dasho Karma Wangchuk Penjore graced the opening.

A good start with active participation and deliberations by the participants. The updated Inclusive and Sustainable Transport Policy is targeted to be ready by May 2017.

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World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims Observed

"World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims" was observed yesterday, on 21st of November 2016. Hon'ble Lyonpo, MoIC presided the day by lighting 1000 butter lamps in memory of people lost in the road traffic accidents. At Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery, Zilukha. The World Remembrance Day is observed every year on the third Sunday of November each year. It is a major advocacy day for Road Traffic Injury prevention.

The RSTA would like to urge all road users to practice and promote safe driving practices and help prevent injuries and fatalities due to road crashes. Lets all join hands and together minimize road crashes, fatalities and injuries.

We wish all road users safe driving.

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Vehicle Emission Test Schedule

RSTA would like to inform all Vehicle Owners  that, Ms Yangki Emission test Agent, shall be conducting nation wide mobile vehicle emission test as per the schedule attached here. All vehicle owners are requested to visit the given locations at given dates to get your vehicle tested. 

Click here to download the schedule

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Vacancy Announcement

The Human Resource Division, Ministry of Information & Communications  re-announce the following vacancy for the post of Security Guard (also as sweeper) each at Base Office, RSTA Trashigang and Wangdiphodrang.

Interested Bhutanese Nationals meeting the eligibility criteria as per Clause 5.4 Chapter 5 of BCSR 2012-Contract Appointment Rules and Regulations may submit the following documents to HRD, MoIC latest by 10thNovember 2016.

  1. RCSC Employment application Form
  2. Citizenship ID Card
  3. Security Clearance Certificate
  4. Medical Certificate
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Highway Inspection along Thimphu-P/ling

RSTA and police conducts joint Highway inspection and on-road awareness program along Thimphu-Phuntsholing highway. The following  Parameters are covered during the inspection:

1. Registration Certificate validity

2. Road Worthiness Certificate

3. Loading capacity

4. Trash bags on commercial vehicles

5. Waste management on roads.

Since Its a colective responsibility to ensure safe and efficient transport system in the country, We request all public for cooperation for the noble cause.

'Lets make our roads safe and clean'

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Road Blocks Cleared

Road Blocks along Wangdue-Tsirang, Tsirang-Dagana, Trongsa-Zhemgang and Wangdue-Trongsa route has been cleared and is open to traffic, However all travelers are advised to be alert due to un stable site/road condition, shooting boulders and landslides. 

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Several Road Blocks Reported

Several road blocks reported  on Dagana -Thimphu and Tsirang-Thimphu highway. Clearing works would take time as reported by RSTA Tsirang and Dagana due to multiple block sites which has made difficult for officials to reach the other sides. Travelers are requested to note and be alert for safety.

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Refresher Course on Google Apps

The ICT Division of Ministry of Information and Communications in collaboration with Department of Information and Technology (DITT) conducted refresher course on GoogleApps today to the officials of Road Safety and Transport Authority.

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Age Limit Raised for Taxi drivers

Age limit for taxi drivers has been raised to 65 years from 60 years. However, after 60, individual taxi drivers shall have to produce medical certificate every year for renewal.

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APA with Divisions and Regions signed

Hon'ble Lyonpo for Ministry of Information and Communications graced the consultative meeting and the signing of Annual Performance Agreement of 2016-2017 from 13th-14th September 2016 between Director General, Division heads and Regional Transport Officers under Road Safety and Transport Authority.

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Vehicle Emission Test

M/s Yangki Automobiles, the vehicle emission testing agent, has started conducting emission test at the testing centre located at Changzamtog, Thimphu from 1st of September 2016.  Therefore, all the vehicle owners are requested to visit the testing center to get the emission testing done for their vehicles.  Six other testing centers across the country shall soon be established to cater to the needs of the vehicle owners throughout the nation.  RSTA will notify the public through this website as and when each of these testing centres are established.

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Cancellation of Vehicle Record

All vehicle owners are reminded to renew your vehicle documents and keep them up-to-date all the times.  Those registration of those vehicles which have not been renewed for more than two years shall be cancelled from the system.  The list of vehicles with their registration records cancelled shall be forwarded to Traffic Police to strictly monitor and prohibit their movement.  Therefore, please check your vehicle documents from time to time and renew them well on time.

 In case a vehicle's registration is cancelled in the system as a result of failure to renew the registration certificate on the part of the owner, registration of any new vehicle in the name of defaulting owner shall not be entertained in the future.

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Annual Performance Agreement signed

The Annual Performance Agreement (APA) for 2016-2017 financial year was signed on 4th August, 2016 between Hon'ble Minister and Hon'ble Secretary, MoIC. Subsequently Hon'ble Secretary signed the APA with the its five Department heads (DITT,RSTA,DoIM,DoAT and BCAA).

Hon'ble Minister instructed all officials of MoIC to put in extra effort to achieve all stated APA goals for which both Hon'ble Minister and Hon'ble Secretary shall be providing full support. The Minster also stated that team work is very essential for MoIC to achieve all of its stated APA goal. The Hon'ble Secretary also reminded the importance of achieving all the committed target by being specific on target indicators. He also informed that APA shall also however be used as a tool to evaluate individual performance.

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Construction of kamji Bridge completed

Construction of Kamji Bridge has completed. The route has been opened for traffic from 6.00 PM today (30/07/2016) for light vehicles and Passenger buses only. Heavy vehicles shall have to use Pasakha bypass until the site gets stabilized. 

Bolero's and other pickup Vehicles with heavy load shall also have to use the Pasakha bypass until further notice.

RSTA request all to corporate to make our roads safe to travel.

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RSTA System shall be down

Road safety and transport authority (RSTA) shall be upgrading its existing Vehicle Registration and Driver licensing system. In this regard, RSTA shall be migrating its system to new platform.

Therefore, RSTA shall not be doing any transaction regarding Vehicle and Driver License on 29th July 2016 till 31st July 2016 where 30th and 31st fall on week end. We request all our clients to complete your transaction before the given date to avoid complications in future.

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High Taxi fare

It has been learnt that many taxi's and other vehicles are ferrying travelers/passengers at very high fare/rate than the approved one at this difficult and risky road conditions. RSTA would like to inform all that, RSTA and Traffic police has put in Officers at all the block sites to ensure proper flow of traffic and safety of all. Together, we will also be inspecting fare imposed on passengers. All are advised to corporate and help each other at this difficult situation and avoid un-necessary incident.

RSTA would like to request all travellers to report on charging of excess fares to RSTA or Traffic Police along with the Taxi Registration Number at mobile Nos.17619720, Chief RTO,RSTA,Thimphu, 17714007, Chief RTO,RSTA, Pling, 17170202, RTO, RSTA, Monggar, 16913086 RTO, RSTA S/jongkhar and 17844788 RTO, RSTA, Gelephu and 17744402, CTO, RSTA (Hq)) or you can also call 17800394 OC,RBP Gedu 176114412 OC Tsimasham and 17808080 OC Traffic Pling). 

RSTA would also like to request Taxi Operators not to take advantage of the situation by charging excessive fares. RSTA and Traffic has already imposed fines on 7 taxis involved in such acts. It is a time to render whatever possible help we can to each other, not to take advantage of those who are in need.

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Road block

Road Safety and Transport Authority would like to inform all general public that due to heavy rainfall during monsoon, there are several road blocks, falling boulders and landslides at several locations along the high way.

There fore all are advised to restrain travel as far as possible for the safety of all. 

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Nganglam Border gate closed

The border check post in Nganglam is closed due to security problem in Daodara, Assam, India. All travelers are advised not to travel until further notice at this difficult security  situation in Assam. All passenger buses and other vehicles are stranded in Nganglam.

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Cancellation of Tender

As per the decision of the Authority Tender Committee, We regret to  inform all the interested firms that the Invitation of Tender for procurement of LAN equipment, CCTV and accessories for Thimphu and Phuntsholing dated 04-05-2016  has been cancelled.

Inconvenience caused is highly regretted.

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Appointment of Government Secretaries

His Majesty The King appointed seven government secretaries, today. The new secretaries received Dhar from His Majesty at the Tashichhodzong.

Dasho Karma W Penjor, the former secretary of Dratshang Lhentshog, is the new secretary of Information and Communications Ministry. He received the red scarf in April, this year.

Sonam Wangchuk, the former secretary of GNHC, has been appointed as the new secretary of the Labour and Human Resources Ministry.

Dr. Ugen Dophu, the former Director General of Department of Medical Services, takes over as the new Health Secretary.

Sonam Topgay, the former Director General of Department of Law and Order, is now the secretary of Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs.

Karma Yeshey, the former Director General of Department of School Education, is now the secretary of Education Ministry.

Nim Dorji, returns to the Ministry of Finance, where he worked for 25 years, as the Secretary, after serving as Director General of Agriculture Department for a year.

And Chencho Tshering, the former Paro Dzongda, now the National Council?s Secretary General.

The Secretaries to the Government are appointed by His Majesty The King, as described in the Constitution.

The Constitution says on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, who shall obtain nominations from the Royal Civil Service Commission on the basis of merit and seniority and in accordance with other relevant rules and regulations.

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System User Training for Officials

RSTA is conducting systems user training for all its officials for the new Vehicle Registration and Driver Licensing system. With the new system, system has strict validations for all transactions as per RST ACT and regulations. We have also integrated our system with Census database for validating citizen information. Online payment solutions for renewal, penalty, replacement of document and others could not be started as RaMIS system is not yet ready and capable, however we shall be ready as soon as RaMIS is stable and capable for integration and online payment. Citizens shall also be notified via SMS and email for any alerts on renewal, afters transaction and etc. Road Safety and Transport Authority hopes  to improve our service and ease  work for both Vehicle owners and Drivers.

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Global Road Safety Week

The Road Safety and Transport Authority of Bhutan observes the "Global Road Safety Week" from May 2-10,2016 on the theme 'Being Responsible on the Roads'. The inauguration being honoured by the Thimphu Thrompon as the Chief Quest in the presence of other executives and dignitaries was held on May 2, 2016 at Changangkha MSS, Thimphu. The day was marked with the launching of the Brochure disseminating Road Safety Tips for PEDESTRIANS. The officials of RSTA distributed the copies of the Brochure randomly to the youth pedestrians across the country. The programme was funded by World Health Organization.

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Chief RTO joins Office

Mr Prem P Adhikari has joined Office today as the Chief Regional Transport Officer for Regional Office, Thimphu. The Director General, other Officials of Head Office, Officials of Thimphu Region welcomed the New Chief by offering Trashi khadar. Other friends and families also joined the ceremony and offered trashi khadar.

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Vacancy Announcement

The Road Safety and Transport Authority, Ministry of Information and Communications is pleased to announce the vacancy for the post of one Dy. Chief Transport Officer (P2A),for Regional Office, Gelephu, with the minimum qualification of Bachelors Degree (B.A/B.COM) preferably in Urban Transport Planning and Development. For details please contact HR Division of Ministry of Information and Communications during Office Hours.

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New Chief Joins Office

The new Chief Regional Transport Officer for Regional Office, Phuntsholing officially joined the office today. Officials of Phuntsholing Region and the Chief Transport Officer from the head office welcomed the New Chief by offering marchang, zhudrey phunsum and trashi khadar. Regional heads, friends, families and others also offered trashi khadar.

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Conduct of Refresher Course (Thimphu)

Thimphu Regional Office shall be conducting refresher course for the candidates who have registered with our office. The deadlines and the schedules are attached here and you are requested to attend the course acordingly.

Click here to view the Schedule

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Road Closure Notification

In order to facilitate the transportation of Electro-Mechanical Equipment of MHPA, Trongsa, the road widening of Tantalum along Thimphu-Phuntsholing National Highway under Chukka Dzongkhag, will be commencing with effect from 23h March 2016 to 26th March 2016.To facilitate the ongoing work and for the safety of all highway commuters, pedestrians and livestock in the area, All concerned are requested to kindly render co-peration to observe the following road-closure and opening timing with effect from 23h March 2016.

1 8.00 AM - 10.00 AM 10.00 AM - 12.00 AM
2 12.00 AM - 2.00 PM 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM
3 4.00 PM - 6.00 PM 6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

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The Road Safety & Transport Authority (RSTA) request all the taxi operators who have applied for TOP to collect their taxi operating permit (TOP) from the respective RSTA offices upon paying Nu.300/- (Three hundred only) from 1st January 2016 till 15thJanuary 2016.The Name of the Dzongkhag has to be clearly painted (No stickers) on the body of the taxi as per the standard prescribed (Arial black font, size 500) in the notification prior to issuance of TOP.

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Out Standing Vehicle

Road Safety and Transport Authority Informs all the general Public/Vehicle Owners to check with their vehicle renewal details and update all outstanding dues. Individuals found defaulting motor vehicle renewal/penalty dues shall be taken serious action by the authority.

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Opening of Financial Proposal

The Financial Proposal of the successful bidders from the technical round shall be opened on 10:30 AM, 25th November 2015 in the conference room of RSTA, Thimphu. Therefore the following firms/representative are requested to attend during the opening.

  1. M/s Sparkle technolgy
  2. M/s NGN Technologies
  3. M/s iTechnolpgies
  4. M/s Chilli Quest
  5. M/s South Tech Bhutan
  6. M/s eDruk
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