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Toll-free roads policy results in traffic jams across China

By Shan Juan | China Daily | Updated: 2012-10-02 07:41

Expressways clogged as motorists hit the highways and head home

Heavy traffic on main expressways has ignited criticism about the government's decision to abandon the use of tolls on China's roads during the eight-day "Golden Week" holiday for the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day.

On Sunday, the first day of the holiday, more than 85 million travelers took to the roads, 13.3 percent more than on the first day of the holiday in 2011, according to the Ministry of Transport.

Toll-free roads policy results in traffic jams across China

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