Local government officials said at a news conference that there will be no rip-offs on the Bund.
Zhou Wei, director of Huangpu District, said, "We’d like to make the Bund the favorite public area and tourism site."
To ensure visitors get a good deal, Zhou said the district government will supervise the management on the Bund area and tightly enforce the law against illegal businesses.
Passenger volume at the riverfront is expected to reach 500,000 a day, Zhou said, and swell to about 2 million during holidays.
The new attractions include a new sightseeing area: a pedestrian promenade and four theme squares; a public space that’s 40% larger than before; some 2,000 seats for people’s comfort; and parking spaces for 500 vehicles, up from 200.
The city intends to make sure that annoying hawkers who want to take tourists’ pictures or cheat them with overpriced goods are a thing of the past.
Shanghai Daily reported officials said there will be more information and help centers inside the Bund. There will be staff who speak English.