The introduction of bus services by Thromde for two schools in Thimphu will positively ease traffic congestion and provide time relief to many parents. The drivers have great responsibilities. Even sudden braking could cause injuries.
Buses are packed to the maximum limit including standing spaces. Therefore, students also must exercise utmost discipline in the constricted environment where both big and small girls and boys are jam packed. I do not think such jam packed travelling condition even for short duration is socially a desirable environment. The trip would be around 35 to 45 minutes considering embarking and waiting for bus to be filled to the brim and in the process of struggling to reach the exit whilst disembarking from the bus. Peer pressures, eve teasing, physical harrassment could become prevalent in congested enclosure of a moving bus with hardly room to breathe.
I would like to thank most gratefully the Traffic Police men and women for the superb job they did till now. Every morning and evening so many cars came to drop and pick up students at YHS and Lungtenzampa School Parking and yet traffic flowed with certainty and free of accidents. Thank you so much RBP particularly the Traffic Division. I also appreciate the concerns and care of parents who in caring for the safety of their own children also contributed in preserving the safety of children of other parents.