Intelligent transport system
|Type of action
|Submitted to UNFCCC registry
|Start of initiative
|Financing and support details
|Financing received to-date
|Principal source of financing
|Principal type of financing
|Capacity building required
|Technology transfer required
|Ministry of Information and Communications
|Organization providing technical support
|UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme
The objective is to assess the feasibility of an "Intelligent transport System" by encouraging commuters to take the bus.
Public transport accounts for less than 1% of the total transport sector. Every day, around 22 new cars are added to Bhutanese roads and today there are 74,612 vehicles in the country—of which more than half are in the cities of Thimphu and Phuentsholing. The City Bus Service in Thimphu was started in 1999 with two 2 buses, and currently has a fleet of 32 buses catering daily to over 6,000 commuters. However, more than 36,000 residents use taxis daily.
A transport plan in Bhutan, currently seeking support, encourages commuters to take the bus. An e-ticketing system for public buses was launched in Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu, on the 1st of September 2015 as part of an overarching plan to encourage daily commuters to take public transport rather than drive cars. The Bhutan Postal Corporation Limited (BPCL) has launched an e-ticketing system in Thimphu. Instead of purchasing tickets from conductors on the bus, commuters will now be able to get tickets from shops that sell mobile vouchers. Single- and multiple-use tickets may be purchased.
An “Intelligent Transport System” (ITS) feasibility study was carried out and supported by the UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme. The study lays out a structured approach for phasing in short, medium-and long-term actions after several consultations with key stakeholders during the development of the plan. However funding will be needed to implement the entire action plan and an improved institutional framework is also recommended.
Impact and MRV
|Cumulative GHG reductions: No data available
No information has been provided on mitigative capacity
* time savings
|* reduced revenue leakage for operators
|* reduced pollution from increased use of public transport
No MRV plan has been defined