Chronological Timeline:

1955 –Established as capital of the country

1964 -The first urban plan was prepared

1986 – The second plan was prepared (pop-15000) which served as road map through 1990s 1995 – Autonomy by Royal Decree

1998 – Strategic Plan that paved way to the expansion

1999 – Government decided to expand the city limits , Bhutan Municipal Act approved

2000 – Extended area included 2001-02-Thimphu Structure Plan (TSP) 2002– 2027 was prepared and approved in Feb 2003

2003 onwards – Preparation of LAPs Currently – Many of the LAPs under implementation

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