Floodgate put to use before rainy season

May 14, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

The modern-looking Qiantang River floodgate in Xiaoshan District is ready for operation after two years of construction. The floodgate can discharge water at 50 cubic meters per second and divert water at 20 cubic meters per second. It is expected to reduce flood threats to Qianjiang Century Town and Xiaoshan District.


ETC upgrade means less cost for some drivers

May 14, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Vehicles installed with the ETC (electronic toll collection) system will be charged according to actual distance traveled starting tomorrow, the Zhejiang Provincial Transport Bureau and Zhejiang Provincial Price Bureau...


Tim Cook visits Apple Store in Hangzhou

May 14, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, is all smiles as he tours Apple Store West Lake in Hangzhou last night.


Fresh air after rain and gale winds

May 13, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A girl walks under a blue and cloudy sky along West Lake yesterday. The city enjoyed excellent air quality yesterday with a PM2.5 density of 18 micrograms per cubic meter thanks to the rain and high winds the day before. Air quality normally improves in summer months in Hangzhou, meteorologists said. Today's maximum temperature will soar to 31 degrees Celsius. But rain will return tomorrow and last through this weekend.


Local transport authority to adjust bus routes

May 13, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou Public Transport Group will make changes to existing bus routes for the convenience of people who are traveling more by Metro these days. Some bus routes overlap with Metro Line 1, 2 and 4 and will be abolished....


Metro Line 1 extension ready for use this year

May 13, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

The last rail track is laid in the tunnel for Metro Line 1 extension yesterday. The 5,560-meter extension starts from Wenze Road Station to Jiangbin Road Station, South Wenhai Road Station and Yunshui Station in Xiasha area. Construction began in mid January and is expected to finish in June. The extension will be put into service later this year.


Sleeper train for Chongqing to start service in July

May 12, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

New trains for Hangzhou-Chongqing services will sell berths in sleeper cars from July 1. Train Z257 will leave Hangzhou East Railway Station at 6:55pm and arrive in Chongqing around 12:37pm the next day, totaling 17...


Tangqi loquats hit the market

May 12, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

People buy loquats from a roadside stand in Tangqi Town of Yuhang District yesterday. The town is a famous producer of this juicy sweet fruit. The peak harvest season of loquat will arrive in about one week.


West Lake visitors flurry in gale winds

May 12, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Strong winds buffet tourists in the West Lake area yesterday afternoon and the mercury plunged from 23.9 degrees Celsius at noon to 15.9 degrees Celsius at 6pm due to a cold front from the north. Yuhang, Jiande and Chun'an around Hangzhou issued yellow gale alert, the second of a three-color warning system yesterday. The rain stopped this morning and the cloudy weather will last two days before the rain returns on Thursday.


Zhejiang University group wedding for alumni

May 11, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A total of 360 couples join a group wedding on the Zijingang campus of Zhejiang University yesterday and received blessings from thousands of onlookers, most students of the university. A campus group wedding is held each year for alumni starting from 2012.


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