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Acting Governor Sees Complications in Truck Ban

Acting Moscow region Governor Andrei Vorobyov expressed concern on Monday with the planned partial ban of large trucks from the Moscow Ring Road.

Vorobyov said that both he and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin agreed that they "cannot allow an accumulation of large trucks in the Moscow region while they wait until 10 p.m. to use the MKAD."

Earlier this month, it was announced that all vehicles over 12 tons will be banned from using the MKAD between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. as part of an ongoing battle against the capital's notorious traffic jams. The ban will come into effect on May 1, 2013.

Vorobyov said that both he and Sobyanin were concerned about the amount of traffic on the MKAD and that he intends to draw up a mutually beneficial agreement on the matter.

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