Bhutan Government partners with India in building a new bus terminal in Tsairag, Bhutan. The bus terminal was inaugurated yesterday and it is built at a cost of Nu 35 million. The opening of the bus terminal would help ease the traffic and would reduce the risk of traffic accidents and waste issues in the parking.
The terminal will soon be handed over to Tsirang’s surface transport department base office. The dzongkhag administration will sign a memorandum of understanding with the office. The terminal will be fully operational once the base office is shifted to the terminal building by April.
The dzongkhag administration will sign a memorandum of understanding with the office. The terminal will be fully operational once the base office is shifted to the terminal building by April. Initially, the project was approved at another location under the Common Minimum Infrastructure with an allocated budget of Nu 10 million. However, the construction site had to change to the current location on public request.
The three-storey terminal building covers a total area of 1.32 acres or over 57,484 square feet and offers space for 12 buses- six each in the shed and standby. The building has ample space for facilities like offices, an entrance lobby (waiting room), a booking centre, a fire control room, and toilets, among others. Separate restrooms have also been built for the public.
There will also be a parking lot inside the terminal gate accommodating about 30 cars, while 20 cars, including taxis, could be parked outside for pick-and-drop purposes. It took two years to build the terminal. The Indian government funded the terminal project under the small development project.