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Old 4th December 2006, 16:11   #1
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Default Bhutan Registered vehicle spotted in Bangalore!!

The other day, I spotted an Ambassador near airport which had a RED number plate with Brass letters BG something.... And the Rear windscreen had a big sticker saying 'Royal dynasty of Bhutan' , Wonder if they drove all the way

Took a picture from my mobile phone, but not good...
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Old 4th December 2006, 16:19   #2
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Bhutan to Bangalore - that must have been some trip! I've seen cars with diplomatic / consular plates in bangalore a few times. I remember when I was in school the funeral of Svetoslav Roerich was held at his estate on Kanakapura road, and there was a whole convoy of strange looking limousines with yellow plates.
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Well out here in UP/Uttranchal we regularly get to see Cars/Buses/SUV's from Nepal which are full of tourists since we share the border. But actually driving down to Bangalore from Bhutan? WOW that must have been one hell of a road trip!
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More likely it was a local sarkari Amby with Bhutan plates transplanted for the occasion.
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More likely it was a local sarkari Amby with Bhutan plates transplanted for the occasion.
Means what? And how can somebody do that?
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A bit offtopic here, but arent all consulate cars supposed to have yellow plates with CC + some series as the number?
But once in Pune, I had seen a parked E240 with yellow plates AND something written in Arabic as well.
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Means what? And how can somebody do that?
Say a Bhutanese (?) diplomat/royal/functionary is visiting India. His car plates would reflect the fact that he is in fact Bhutanese. But I'm not too sure Bhutan can afford to maintain a fleet of cars. So the Indian govt, as a favour, lends him a govt car wherever he goes, and that govt car is on special duty as a Bhutanese embassy car.
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@ wher's the pic which u have taken ??
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The normal number plate in Bhutan is Red in Colour. All embassy/consulate cars have Blue number plates with CC prefixed to the numbers. Cars from neighbouring countries of Nepal/Bhutan (Pakistan and Bangaldesh excepted) are allowed into India, subject to RTO permissions. I drove to Bhutan in a motorbike in 1994 all the way from Bombay and I had to seek the Bhutan RTO permission at border town Phuntsoling before being let in (this permission is routinely given, and I am sure that there is a reciprocal arrangement in India too). Incidentally, Bhutan is a very rich country and everyone drives around in Toyota Lexus/LandCrusiers/Prados. Indian cars are the lowest levels of taxis.
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Say a Bhutanese (?) diplomat/royal/functionary is visiting India. His car plates would reflect the fact that he is in fact Bhutanese. But I'm not too sure Bhutan can afford to maintain a fleet of cars.
As a matter of fact Bhutan's Government/Royalty has a decent amount of money. I used to have a friend & room mate during my hostel days who belonged to the royal family & they always had the latest S-classes, BMW's etc. in their fleets. Not to mention all the latest gadgets & a LOT of cash on them. Your assessment that Bhutan is poor due to its small size is not really correct.
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Owning one or two cars worth USD 100,000 is not the same as being in a rich country. I would hesitate to call India rich, even though APJ uses an S600 Pullman.
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Owning one or two cars worth USD 100,000 is not the same as being in a rich country. I would hesitate to call India rich, even though APJ uses an S600 Pullman.
Agreed Bhutan & India might not be rich countries but you can't deny that our Politicians/Bureaucracy are certainly anything but poor!! Similarly the Royalty/Bureaucracy in Bhutan also does not have shortage of funds.
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Spotted this "MARUTI" ESTEEM with these number plates whats it all bout
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Spotted this "MARUTI" ESTEEM with these number plates whats it all bout
My guess is that its an indian diplomats car from Pakistan
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I doubt it's Islamabad. The woman on the right appears to be wearing a saree. But on the other hand, the colour scheme is consistent with diplomatic plates in Pak.
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