Police take additional measures to ensure safety for holiday

At the Bund, police said they will clear out the entire Zhongshan Road (E-1) for pedestrians when the elevated waterfront platform is overloaded with people.

Police announced on Saturday a few measures to keep the city safe during the upcoming National Day holiday in Shanghai.

At the most popular tourist spots, police will keep monitoring the movement of the crowd and take measures when the number of visitors is to weigh down the capacity of the spots.

At the Bund, police said they will clear out the entire Zhongshan Road (E-1) for pedestrians when the elevated waterfront platform is overloaded with people.

At the nearby Yuyuan Garden, all of the eight entrances will stop accepting people when the number of people within the garden exceeds 30,000, police said.

In Lujiazui, Pudong police will open a parking space for 11 tourist buses in front of the BRICS Tower from September 30. Tourist buses will also be allowed to temporarily stop at two spots on Fenghe Road and Dongyuan Road during the holiday.

Police have vowed to clear “zombie cars” or cars that occupied parking slots for a long time from the 1,900 slots near Jinmao Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, Shanghai International Convention Center and the Super Brand Mall.

Since the Metro is expecting a large number of passengers, police said they will deploy more officers to 59 key or new stations of the 395 stations around the city.

To relieve traffic congestion on the city’s expressways, especially the G40 which links urban Shanghai and Chongming Island and Jiangsu Province beyond, police said they will be working with popular road navigation softwares including Gaode and Baidu to suggest less congested routes to motorists who are going outbound in the north.

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