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High Voltage Shock For Chinese Drivers

High Voltage Shock For Chinese Drivers

There are traffic obstacles and traffic obstacles, but motorists on a highway in China will have their work cut out steering around this steel colossus.

Questions are being asked by local communist party officials about how a gigantic pylon bearing power lines came to be left in the middle of a brand new motorway.

The pylon stretches high into the sky and wide across the asphalt of the road in the city of Zhengzhou in central China’s Henan province. And not just the pylon, further along the same road the road builders ignored the fact that another electrical obstacle was in the way, and again built through it.

The 220,000 voltage tower squeezes the usable road surface down to less than ten feet.

Fai Huang, a local farmer said: "This is a case of the right hand not knowing what the left is doing. Project managers see the plans for a road, and obey them down to the letter.

"So when it looks odd that something like this should be in the middle of a highway no-one questions it because they assume that someone higher up the food chain has already sanctioned it.

"They fear so much for their own jobs they do not want to rock the boat, even though common sense dictates that a pylon does not belong on a highway! Now there will be thousands more spent in removing it."

Local communist officials have promised an enquiry. "Heads will certainly roll for this," said one party leader.

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