Revised Road Opening/Closing Timing

1. Road Opening and Closing Time
Kindly be informed that based on the feedback received from tour operators and also realising the inconvenience caused  for travelling as a result of same timing windows (opening and closing) for road widening work at Dochula and Lamperi area, the Association has requested Department of Road to revisit the timing. We are pleased to inform that the Department of Road was very supportive and involved us for bringing out the revised timing as below:

1.    Dochula Area, Thimphu Region


Opening Time Closing Time
6:00 PM to 8:00 AM 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday and government holiday open


2.   Lamperi  Area, Lobeysa Region


Opening Time Closing Time
6:00 PM to 7:00 AM 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
11:30 AM to 12:00 Noon 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Sunday and government holiday open


Kindly note that the aforementioned timing will be implemented effective fromSaturday, 1st March 2014 until further notice. Therefore, concerned tour operators are kindly requested to note the opening timing while travelling between Thimphu and Punakha as the road widening work is being carried out around Dochula and Lamperi Area. For further information, kindly contact Mr. Tek Bahadur Khatiwara , ABTO at17621385 or Mr. D. P. Subba, Executive Engineer, Thimphu Region at 17606794 and Mr. Karma Rinzin, Executive Engineer at 77347499 for Lobeysa Region.

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