City to Start Banning Yellow Labeled Vehicles by 2015
Yellow labeled vehicles that fail the National I emissions standards will be banned by Shenzhen by the year 2015. Vehicles that are registered outside Shenzhen will be also be included in the ban. The campaign to ban these type of vehicles is to improve the air quality in the city.
This will eliminate around 300,000 vehicles from the city roads. As of now, yellow labeled vehicles are only banned in certain areas and roads on certain hours of the day. The city had the best air quality in August which was during the Universaide games due to strict control on pollution together with favorable weather conditions. Residents are hoping that the situation will remain unchanged.
Mayor Qin said that the measures to control pollution during the Universaide games that help improved the air quality will be standardized and focused towards the pollution particles in the air. The city will also promote National IV diesel by 2012 to improve visibility. The city also promotes the use of new energy vehicles and will be designing plans that will relieve traffic congestion and control the number of vehicles on the road.
Shenzhen is planning to impose fees on construction companies and trucks that produce industrial dust during building and transportation. The city will be offering subsidies to encourage the industries to reduce their emissions and ecourage energy saving.