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Pedestrian Day’s new rules

Nov 22, 2012

A government circular issued today says the pedestrian day will be observed from 8 am to 6 pm from March till October. From November till the end of February, the day will be observed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be observed on first Sunday of every month.

This circular replaces all circulars and notifications issued earlier by the government on pedestrian day.

The day will be free of vehicles except for public buses including city buses, and vehicles for emergency services like ambulances, fire fighting engines and police patrol vehicles.

Vehicles for essential services such as milk delivery van, BBS mobile satellite van and industrial consignments in border towns will be allowed on Pedestrian Day. Tourist vehicles and bicycles are also free to move during the day.

Vehicles travelling to and from core areas to other dzongkhags and vehicles with patients will be allowed to travel without any hindrance.

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Also, the Babesa-Thimphu expressway till Changlimethang will be open to traffic.

People from Changbangdu can drive towards national referral hospital from the tata motors showroom junction. They are also allowed to travel towards Changangkha Lhakhang by taking the route leading to JICA office. From Changangkha Lhakhang parking, the road towards Motithang BOD via Shop Number Seven will be open to traffic.

The vehicles coming from Pamtsho, Jungsina, Hejo and Samtenling areas can drive only till Zilukha school gate. The traffic from Begana, Dechencholing and Taba will be closed at Dechen Zam. But they can move further by using Luntenzampa road.

And in other dzongkhags, concerned thromde offices and Dzongkhag Administrations will have to move the vegetable market day to Saturdays.



8 Comments for “Pedestrian Day’s new rules”

  1. dorji dukpa

    it is good to see changes.

  2. Ag Dagapa

    sory what a short lived policy it was. It is like tobacco act which was put to rest and amendment within 1 year.

  3. that is what present government is doing without much study……………..i Wonder how much Air Pollution Index had reached by pedestrian day, save the fossil fuel, and loss of the businesses, uncomfortable felt by general public while they visit hospital especially those people living in the core town, where there is no readily available taxi. when we get taxi they ask for so called “reserved” which means have to make payment for full capacity passenger…….

    lets watch for Sunday every month.

  4. choki

    It is confusing??

  5. dorji

    at lest we have a government that listen to the people.

  6. zhungpa!

    This show how competent our law makers are:
    1. Plastic bags banned in bhutan.
    2. Tobacco Act of Bhutan and now
    3. Pedestrian day.

    Hope they are not doing MATHS rough works here!

  7. why is authority experimenting too much…..and at the end it was unsuccessful……just keep one Sunday every month as pedestrian day….from 8 to 6…no need to distribute months like march to oct and nov to feb end..it will further confuse people…….why dnt authority stress more time on other problem town is facing……..better check those old cars which Emit black poisonous gas……..

  8. dorji

    OK! if government is fulfilling People feeling about Pedestrian Day to fast. why not other feelings..Pedestrian Day is also important but more than this other is important.that is
    3:Development in rural areas.

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