Never-ending Traffic Jam in China
Posted on September 1st, 2010 in Beijing, China | 7 Comments » |
With a fast growing economy and an abundant amount of natural resources. China has surpasses Japan to become the 2nd best country in the world. Much of China’s population living standards has improved greatly and room for personal automobiles has also increased dramatically. However, road infrastructures is still a major problem in China because there is a massive traffic jam on the Beijing-Tibet Highway which been on-going for more then 2 weeks!
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The bumper-to-bumper gridlock began on Aug. 13 due to a construction project and has stretch to more than 60 miles long. So how long is 60 miles? Imagine a jam stretching from San Francisco, CA to Sacramento, CA. The worse part is that the crisis could last until the middle of next month, say authorities.
Stranded drivers have been spending most of their time sleeping, playing card games, and chatting with local villagers who have lined the highway to sell food and water.
Do you still think that your commute is painful?
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