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Shanghai will block several major roads, close entrances to some Metro stations and curtail mass transit service to keep parts of the downtown clear this week for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit.


The main traffic control zones are the Bund, from 6-10 PM Wednesday; People's Square, 6-11 PM Thursday; Pudong's Lujiazui, 4 AM -10 PM Wednesday and 7AM - 3 PM Thursday; and Century Plaza, 2-9 PM Thursday.


Traffic may blocked periodically during the two days on Century Avenue, the Yan'an Road E. Tunnel, Yan'an Elevated Road and neighboring streets.


Schedules will change for public buses and ferry boats traveling within the affected areas. Details weren't provided.


The Bund Sightseeing Tunnel under the Huangpu River will be closed both days.


Metro Line 1 will shut its No. 2 exit at the People's Square Station at 4 PM Thursday.


Metro Line 2 will close its No. 2 and No. 3 exits at the Henan Road M. Station at 6 PM Wednesday.


The Lujiazui Station will be closed from 2 PM Wednesday to 3 PM Thursday.


The No. 1, 2, 7 and 8 exits at the Shanghai Technology and Science Museum Station will be closed from 4 PM Wednesday to noon Thursday. The station will be shut down from noon Thursday to the end of the day.


The SCO's sixth annual summit takes place on Thursday. Presidents of all member states -- China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan -- are scheduled to attend. The presidents of SCO observer nations Mongolia, Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan will also be present. India, another SCO observer, will send its minister of petroleum and natural gas to the summit.


City traffic authorities have set up a hotline, 962-000, for further information.


(Shanghai Daily June 12, 2006)

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