It was around 6.40pm on 18th Sept, 2011. When I was about to write a mail to my friend, suddenly I found myself shaking like anything, when I stood up I knew its massive earthquake taking place somewhere, the shake was too strong as I was not to stand enough.
Everything started getting off from the showcase, rack, cupboard etc, door and window cracking, I kept myself silent in the room (4th floor) started praying god help me. Inside I felt I am surely going to die and thought this will be the end of my world. I also realized that what a bad occasion to die (on birth day). Imagination house collapsing in my mind was the worst part of the quake for me ah….
Thank god the quake just lasted about a min, would have been more than a min surely the building that I stay could have gone to the ground as it is poorly build in 90s, when people were not much aware of the earthquake prone zone in Bhutan.
We never know when we have to recall this moment again. Oh god let not anybody be in this situation in the whole world, not even my deadliest enemy.
Be Happy always, life is short.
First ever domestic airport of Bhutan in Yonphula (Tashigang) was successfully tested yesterday. It is proved that airport is ready for the flight operations.
Flight from Paro will take about 30mins to reach Yonphula, which usually used to take about two days by road. With increasing number of domestic airports, flights and infrastructure in the country, we are hopping to provide better facilities to our valued customers and more interesting programs within short span of time.
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It was quarter to 9 when I started walking to office as usual. Suddenly it started raining and thought I will take taxi. Caught taxi from Chubachu milk booth but with much difficulty we managed to reach chubachu traffic, we found no vehicles were moving at all, I thought usual accident where road will be blocked until traffic police comes. But this time it was different story, finally we manage to move just below BBS buildings, so many cars were lined up with helpless traffic police blowing the whistle, I felt sorry to traffic guys as they were sitting ideal under heavy rain full. With no improving situation after waiting 45mins in cap, I thought I will walk to Motithang in rain.
My decision was right as I took less time than four wheels, the traffic remained about 2 hours. That was ever longest traffic I have seen in Thimphu.
Let us make our city better home for future generation and be responsible citizen. “Driver Less, Walk More”