Starting Nov. 10, the ongoing number traffic scheme will be revised. Every month the days will be changed in order to give “equal” days off to car owners. Some people are saying it will be difficult to keep track and it’s “ma fan” to private car owners. Some people are suggesting that they should just use the odd-even scheme to ban government vehicles.
In any case, the new scheme will see vehicles with plate numbers ending with 5 and 0 off on Mondays, 1 and 6 on Tuesdays, 2 and 7 on Wednesdays, 3 and 8 on Thursdays, 4 and 9 on Fridays. Penalty for offenders will remain at RMB 100 and those cars will be off the road from 6am to 9pm on said days.
Ever since they started this scheme last month, traffic had a slight improvement. There are days wherein traffic is still bad but there are days wherein it’s smooth sailing. Air quality is still not that great but there are more blue sky days now. Let’s see what other surprises will they do in the future but you’ll be sure that they would implement it with an iron fist.
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