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More cameras to be installed to monitor transport usage

Shanghai will install more surveillance cameras from next week to ban non-Shanghai plate cars from using elevated roads during rush hours, as well as on buses to monitor closely the use of bus-only lanes.

The city has installed 16 sets of cameras at the entrances of elevated highways, bridges and tunnels, including on the ramp leading to Lupu Bridge on Yaohua Road and Jiyang Road; Xiangyin Road Tunnel; the entrances to elevated highways on Yongxing Road, Changzhong Road and Jiangxi Road N.

Four sets are installed at crossroads along Zhangyang Road in the Pudong New Area, and at the junction of Luban Road and Quxi Road in Huangpu District.

Non-Shanghai registered vehicles are banned from using the city’s elevated roads on weekdays from 7:30am to 9:30am and from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Offenders face a fine of 200 yuan (US$33) and three-point deduction in their driving license.

Meanwhile, more than 100,000 violations had been detected by the fixed cameras around the city’s roads in the first nine months of this year.

The city has also equipped bus services 71, 802 and 43 with 70 sets of surveillance cameras to help deter vehicles from using the bus-only lanes during rush hours. According to traffic police, camera-installed buses caught 747 cases of vehicles driving in the bus-only lanes.

The bus lanes are off-limits to other vehicles during morning and afternoon rush hours to ensure buses run smoothly.

The city has over 160 kilometers of bus-only lanes and will raise that to about 300 kilometers in three years.


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