Major cities plan congestion fee to ease gridlock

Updated: 2012-02-09 13:22


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Major cities in China are planning to introduce a congestion charge to ease chronic traffic jams, according to an automobile industry insider, Beijing Daily reported Thursday.

Su Hui, an official with China Automobile Dealers Association said the congestion charge will be for some categories of motor vehicle to travel at certain times on some busy roads and it aims to reduce congestion and guide citizens to buy and use cars properly.

Su also said the current measures in some cities like restricting car purchases, limiting line as well as increasing parking fees at rush hours on main roads are necessary to tackle the cities' traffic problems.