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Old 24th August 2010, 22:12   #1
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A massive traffic jam in China has slowed vehicles to a crawl for nine days near Beijing, local media say. Vehicles, mostly lorries bound for Beijing, are in a queue for about 100km (62 miles) because of heavy traffic, road works and breakdowns.
BBC News - China traffic jam stretches 'nine days, 100km'


It is an important lesson to learn for Indians too; the necessity of upgrading infrastructure.
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My God, that's unbelievable. Till this time I was thinking Rohtang have mother all jams. And we'll never learn even such things happen here. There atleast you can see the opposite lanes are flowing without any problem but if it was India then those lanes also would've been filled with the oncoming traffic.
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Saw that in the newspapers. Imagine, people have started business also by selling foodstuff at four times the actual cost. What about sanitation? Nine days is too long a period....
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Saw the news yeaterday on the news channel Newstoday. The report said that it will take another 9 days for the traffic to be normalized. Horrible state of traffic. The truckers in fact have been angered by the locals selling the usual stuff at 3 times more cost.

And we crib about waiting for 20 mins or more in Mumbai traffic jams.
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And people say Bangalore is bad. lol.
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It has gone into the tenth day and the news is that vendors have started supplying fuel at a higher rate to the stuck commuters.
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Time we start building toilets inside cars.
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^ $41 for this A portable toilet for use in traffic jams
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Default Heavy snow causes 48 hour traffic jam in Russia

Heavy snow starting Friday caused traffic woes in western Russia By Sunday afternoon, backups on a major highway reportedly stretched 125 miles Vehicles were finally moving better by the evening, though still only at 3 to 6 miles per hour Some travelers griped about price gouging, lack of gas and the response from authorities (CNN) -- If you've ever griped about being mired in a traffic jam, there was proof this weekend in Russia that it could have been worse.

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Ridiculous, just plain ridiculous how they left all the oncoming traffic lanes free - for oncoming traffic! We'd never let this happen to us, because after all we pay our taxes and tolls to use both sides of our roads, don't we? We would happily clear the traffic jam by making full use of the oncoming lanes and let them know of our presence by continuous honking and flashing of (non-existent) headlights, all the while moving at 60kmph. Jam-be-gone in no time. Russians must send a team to India for research into our expert jam clearing driving habits.
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