SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, November 7, 2019 — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it is ready to control vehicles of Grade 5 of emission gas in Green Transport Zones in order to resolve both congestion and fine dust issues in downtown.
It already went through the administrative procedure including issuing an notice and performing regulatory review. Now it plans to put on a final notice on the “control of vehicles in Green Transport Zones” on November 7 and start the crackdown on December 1.
In the traffic control system, which was built up to manage the entire Green Transport Zone, a series of activities from real-time data collection to mobile notice of violation have been implemented since last July.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government is making efforts to encourage Grade 5 vehicles to adopt DPF by securing additional budget for Vehicle Emission Reduction Program and expanding the scope subject to support. Also, it actively promotes the project through mail, media and signs posted on exterior of public transport.
The vehicle control of the Green Transport Zone was conducted as a pilot project since last July and 2,500 cars of Grade 5 a day were found not to have had low emission equipment on average.