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Monday, August 23, 2010

Traffic Jam Enters Ninth Day

A 100km long traffic jam in China has entered its ninth day and drivers are being warned!

Have you ever lost your temper due to the bad traffic congestion or traffic jam that takes hours? Well, you can consider yourself as lucky compared to others who were stuck for hours days! Ya, it's fake true! For days...

Thousands of car and truck drivers have been stuck in traffic for the ninth day! Express way has been at a standstill because of main road works in the capital Beijing. The traffic first started on August 14, when a major car accident happened. But those affected has been taking the disruption in their stride.

To pass time drivers are playing chess or card games and others say: "concerts should be held at each congested area every weekend, to alleviate drivers' homesickness.'' Venders have been making small fortunes by selling noodles and other stuff to eat. A business man has said: ''If there's no traffic jam in the city, that would be news.''

Around 400 police officers are at the scene 24 hours a day to make sure that the situation stays calm. These road works are said to be finished near September, but congestion and road safety are a huge concern! Niu Fengrui, director of the Institute for Urban and Environmental Studies has said: "Our government should pick up the pace of urban infrastructure construction and spend some of its budget."

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