UPDATE 1-Beijing to launch Olympic odd-even car ban in July


(Updates after news conference) By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING, June 20 (Reuters) - Beijing will introduce "odd-even" traffic restrictions for two months from July 20 to help ease congestion and reduce pollution during the Olympics and Paralympics, officials said on Friday. Authorities hope the regulations will take 45 percent of the city's 3.29 million cars off the road and reduce emissions from vehicles by 63 percent, officials told a news conference. "Smooth traffic and good air ...

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