If insanity had a limit, it doesn’t anymore. This is simply unbelievable.
Beijing commuters are nothing short of daredevils. When commuters hit the road – with a hangover still fresh from their National Day celebrations – all hell broke loose. Why? Beijing’s main highway, G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway, was chock-a-block, like this:
The massive 50-lane-wide expanse of concrete completely transformed into a parallel lego-universe:
People’s Daily reported the jam to be a consequence of a newly erected checkpoint, which led to the traffic compressing into a 20-lane-wide commute:
An estimated 750 million commuters were on the move between October 1st and 7th. It was but natural for the traffic to stretch till the world’s end, with people stuck in time and space.