Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Bhutan : Closure of Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway affects vegetable vendors in Thimphu

August 11: The closure of the Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway over the last few days has affected some of the vegetable vendors.

Some trucks carrying vegetables from Phuentsholing the for weekend vegetable market in Thimphu have been waiting for days for traffic to resume.

Vegetable vendors say that the produce in the trucks are getting damaged. Each truck carries produce worth Nu. 70,000- 80,000.

The vendors also have to pay transportation charges ranging from Nu. 7,000- 10,000. However, local farmers who brought their farm produce at the market saw brisk business.

Fruit vendors were however not affected by the closure of the traffic. Some of them said they were able to bring in their fruits just before the traffic was closed.


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