Bhutanese to be eased by e-registration


Road Safety And Transport Authority (RSTA) of Bhutan has eventually decided to give some relief to its people by implementing an e-registration and licensing information system this month.

Funded by the Indian government, the newly introduced system has been expected to save people from having to wait in queues for hours, and sometimes even weeks to solve their vehicle paper works. This e-registration system will also save people’s time from traveling to one of the four regional road safety offices  just for their vehicle registration. This will further help people to register online for the driving test.

According to Samdrupjongkhar assistant regional transport officer Kinga Gyeltshen,  although regional offices had server connections, the problem arose when road safety officials wanted to check records of a particular vehicle in Samdrupjongkhar, which might be registered in Phuentsholing. However, the new system will solve these issues.

The online system will also help trace information like renewal of vehicles, and providing information on road blockages, as the base in charge would update such information online.

Although the newly introduced system of e-registration has been greeted by the people enthusiastically, RSTA’s  first initiative in 2007 to launch a system for checking availability of bus tickets online, and tracking the movement of passenger bus service in the country could not be materalized until today.