[photopress:zone_shenzhen_traffic_1.jpg,full,alignright]Shenzhen is divided into the special economic zone (SEZ) and the outer-SEZ districts, where three districts are located.
The result has been that traffic congestion, and the inevitable resulting traffic accidents, have been on the rise. The special economic zones have out-stripped the speed at which the traffic facilities have been improved.
Now Shenzhen is being forced into doing something dramatic about it if the SEZs are to continue to expand and thrive.
It now plans to enhance the traffic facilities in the districts of Baoan, Longgang and Guangming with a joint agreement between local government bodies.
The plan is expected to take three years to complete — traffic congestion while it is in progress will be horrendous — and cost about RMB2 billion.
The project will be under the overall supervision of the Traffic Police Sub-bureau of the Shenzhen Public Security Bureau, which has all the Shenzhen districts under its administration.
At the same time the rail connections are being improved. This month the body of third line of the Shenzhen underground railway was completed.
On the other side of the coin part of the roads in the districts of Luohu, Nanshan and Futian were closed for construction works. Eventually it will be sorted out but there will be a lot of frazzled drivers for the next few years.
Source: Trading Markets