Ban on vehicles lifted
After banning the import of vehicle for almost two years, from yesterday the ban was lifted. According to the notification issued by the Department of Trade under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the restriction on import of vehicle is being lifted with immediate effect.
So the vehicle dealers in the country have started receiving the order and enquiring about the prices of the vehicle from the customer who wanted to purchase the new car.
Till yesterday, Bhutan Hyundai motor received order for twelve numbers of vehicles after the tax revision was formally announced, according to the Sales Executive Ms. Sonam Peldon of Bhutan Hyundai Motor.
Today, Bhutan Hyundai motor company, they deal with Indian made vehicle and also from Korean made.
The Indian made vehicles includes Eon, I10, grand I10 and Santro cars. While, the Korean made cars are Santafee, Tucson, Accent, Veloster and H1 car.
Ms. Sonam Peldon said that while receiving the order they are asking the customers to deposit an advance of Nu. 2 lakhs at the time of placing the order and rest at the time of delivery of the vehicle. The delivery schedule for the Indian made vehicles are two months and it will take around eight months to deliver the Korean made cars.
The other vehicles dealers including the State Trading Corporation of Bhutan Limited could not be contacted for their comments.