We thought the government has dropped the plan of increasing tax on import of vehicles last year. But it seems they never have. They did it again. And so quietly this time! They did it with a difference this time though with cylinder capacity as the basis.
We said it last year and we still think the policy will affect people in the lower income bracket. People in the civil service and in power can still purchase expensive cars with government quota system. For them there will be hardly any difference with the increased tax policy. For that reasons, they will keep quiet. In fact they are.
And for now, it seems without a study trip to USA or Australia for a few years, our dream of driving expensive cars would remain just a waking dream. Even a small car like Alto would be 5% more expensive henceforth.
Thanks to policy Bhutanese people will now be ever healthy and fit . Hopefully, this goes a long way in combating air pollution and city traffic congestion.
For air and noise pollution reasons, we should encourage people to ride horses now.
(Photo: from my Sony Ericsson phone)