SEOUL Reuter: Police will introduce tough traffic regulations to avoid congestion during the Seoul Olympic Games, a police spokesman said on Thursday.

A police spokesman said that from September 17 to October 2, private motorists in the South Korean capital would have the right to use their cars only on alternate days. Those with license plates ending in even numbers would be ordered off the road on odd calendar days, the rest on even days, Offenders would face fines of up to 100,000 won (135 dollars).

“The measure is expected to halve the traffic congestion on Seoul’s overcrowded roads,” the spokesman said.

More than 300 new cars arriving daily on the streets of the bombing city have compounded its already serious traffic congestion, according to the transportation ministry.

By the time the games open on September 17, the number of cars in Seoul is expected to have risen to 750,000, ministry officials said.

PORT- OF –SPAIN : Pakistan go into the final day of the second cricket test against West Indies on Tuesday still claiming the umpires may already have robbed them of their best chance of victory.

With only day left after Monday’s rest day, Pakistan is 107 for three in their second innings. They need another 265 for a win that would put those 20 a head in the three match series.

The Pakistan camp are still very unhappy over what they regard as some poor umpiring, notable the rejected LBW appeal on Saturday when Viv Richards, having made only 25 of his 123, was given the benefit of the doubt against fast bowler Imran Khan.

ROTTERDAM: Ethiopia’s Belayneh Dinsamo carved 22 seconds off the world best marathon time on Sunday when he clocked two hours six minutes 50 seconds in the Rotterdam marathon.

The previous mark of 2:07:12 was set by Portugal’s Carlos Lopes in the fifth Rotterdam marathon on April 20, 1985,

KUALA LUMPUR: Japan overcame the handicap of playing with 10 men for nearly two thirds of their Asian cup qualifying match against Pakistan on Monday to win 41 and each the finals of the competition.


Article extracted from this publication >> April 22, 1988