Beijing takes steps to reduce traffic, pollution during Winter Olympics

14/1/2022 11:34:00 AM
Beijing takes steps to reduce traffic, pollution during Winter Olympics

Beijing takes steps to reduce traffic, pollution during Winter Olympics

Beijing takes steps to reduce traffic, pollution during Winter Olympics

BEIJING : Aiming to reduce road traffic and pollution during the Winter Olympics, host city Beijing announced a series of measures on Friday, including a ban on heavy vehicles transporting construction waste, dirt, sand and gravel for nearly two months.In response to any forecast increase in air pollution

BEIJING : Aiming to reduce road traffic and pollution during the Winter Olympics, host city Beijing announced a series of measures on Friday, including a ban on heavy vehicles transporting construction waste, dirt, sand and gravel for nearly two months.

In response to any forecast increase in air pollution levels, which often happens during the winter months, authorities will ban all medium- and heavy-duty fuel trucks from the road and use of government vehicles will be cut by 80 percent.The controls will be implemented for 55 days, starting on Jan. 21, a city government notice said. The Winter Olympics will run from Feb 4 to Feb 20, to be followed by the Paralympics.

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