This is another photo in my series of Nanjing/Hong Kong images.
To manage its rapid growth, and to prepare for its role in the 2008 Olympics, Nanjing recently undertook a major comprehensive planning process to improve the quality of the local environment. The city was divided into three planning districts and action plans were developed at a variety of scales. These included a 37 billion RMB (6.4 Billion $CDN) investment in river remediation, 25km of new pipeline to divert sewage flows to waste water treatment facilities, the repair of the city's historic wall (a major cultural asset), and the construction of one subway line in a new transit system that will include ten subway lines and four LRT lines by 2020. To avoid displacing neighbourhoods or damaging heritage features as the city's highway system is revamped, ten 25-metre diameter tunnels are being built, with some already active. Also included in the plan is the complete reconstruction of the South Nanjing Railway Station that, when finished, will make it the largest in the region. UN Habitat recently awarded Nanjing with a Special Citation to acknowledge these initiatives.
This photo above is of the first metro line, now in operation, taken at Gulou / Agricultural Bank station.
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