Tuesday, 25 October 2016


Travelling to Thimphu by a cab. Taxi terminal has so many number of taxis, which exceed the number of commuter by far.  Over the past years the number of taxi has  increased by an alarming figure. The taxi driver has faced the problem of severe competition . In the face of a big competition for the passenger , the are often compelled to travel on reduced fee. For instance,  usually it cost Nu. 200 to ply bewtween Thimphu and paro,  but they travel at 150 when there are huge number of taxis.
Recently the increased number of an Indian cars plying in Bhutan has come as a very serious threat to the local taxi operator. Paro alone has seen a staggering number of Indian cars ,plying to and fro , touring with passengers.  Allowing such movement of forgein cars can seriously hamper the local taxi business. Increase in the number of foregin cars also have an  adverse affect on the environment and surrounding.  Given this , we are really in need for an implementation of policy to regulate the number of indain cars . Either the number of cars entering our country should be limited or policy such as allowing them to enter only in the designated area and disallowing local tour. This can really help the local taxis and also mitigate traffic congestion.

Today we can see lots of cars carrying westbengal number plates. It's apparent that the tour agents in jaigon are making whopping income in our own country.  It's high time we need to refrom this policy pertaining to regional tourists and the entry of cars.  Beside such taffic issues , we are experiencing huge environmental pollution.  For instance the route to Taktshang is now filled with litters all the way. The uncontrolled number of regional tourists , poses a threat of environmental degradation and also hamper the those high-end tourist from other countries.