Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Beijing To Cut Cars By 50% During Olympics

Xinhua News, China's state run news agency has announced that Beijing's civic authorities plan to reduce traffic in the Chinese capital by instigating a policy of only allowing cars with an odd or even registration plate on to the roads on alternate days during this summer's Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Beijing To Cut Cars By 50% During Olympics

The new policy will come in to effect on July 20 and will run until September 20, 2008. Beijing's taxis, buses and emergency vehicles will be exempt.

Odd number must be Tuesday

Most vehicles, except those with special permits meeting stringent emissions standards, will also be banned from entering Beijing from outside the city, in an attempt to improve Beijing's air quality.

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