CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Beijing-Tibet highway traffic jam eases

09-06-2010 10:04 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

A heavy traffic jam on parts of the Beijing-Tibet highway in central China's Hebei Province has begun to ease. Trucks stuck in the massive jam stretching for dozens of kilometers, have finally begun to move.

Measures put traffic jam on the road to clearance

Authorities have taken action to speed up the traffic: Trucks have been allowed to enter Beijing directly, especially at night.

The Traffic Management Bureau of the Ministry of the Public Security has coordinated staff from Beijing, Hebei and Inner Mongolia to ease the traffic.

The jam began escalating in mid-August, due to road construction on the nearby Beijing-Xinjiang highway and the opening up of coal mines in the northwest. About 10,000 trucks were stuck in the jam on Friday.

Traffic is brought back to normal on Sunday in the Inner Mongolia section of the
Beijing-Tibet highway after more than 10 days of congestion. [Liu Kai / For
China Daily]

[Konw More]

Aug. 23: 9th day, spans 100km

BEIJING, Aug. 23 (Xinhuanet) --Traffic authorities were still struggling to cope with days-long congestion on a major national expressway, nine days after traffic slowed to a snail's pace, and nearby residents are profiting on the latest traffic snarl by overcharging drivers for food. more>>

Analysis: Causes of traffic jams near Beijing

The unprecedented traffic jams plaguing the highways near the capital are creating headaches for traffic authorities and drivers alike. What do you think are the root causes? more>>

 

 

Story: A mission to carry coal from Huhot in Inner Mongolia to Beijing

Conditions on major roads linking Beijing and provinces in northwest China have worsened over the past five months.

These drivers are here to escape the scorching sunshine. All of them are on a mission to carry coal from Huhot in Inner Mongolia to Beijing. more>>

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program