Ulaanbaatar residents support continuation of license plate traffic restriction
The Ulaanbaatar City Administration has been following a policy to consider city residents’ opinions before approving any decisions.
A poll on whether to halt the traffic restrictions based on license plate numbers on weekdays was organized on Wednesday, for the second time, between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. The Ulaanbaatar City Reference and Information Center (UCRIC) collected the votes through its 1200 hotline , and text messages.
Mobicom’s 123,460 male users and 78,934 female users between the ages of 20 and 60, totaling 202,394, were asked via text message, “Do you think the traffic restriction based on state license plate digits of vehicles should continue?”
From 202,394 users, 46,967 (or 23.3 percent) responded to the text poll.
In total, 33,228 (or 70.7 percent) voted for the restrictions to continue while 13,739 users (or 29.9 percent) did not.
For ordinary text message polls, only six to eight percent of users typically reply, but for this specific poll 23.2 percent replied, which shows increased participation and interest in the outcome of the poll by Mobicom users.
As for the UCRIC, 1,821 citizens called the center and 991 (or 54.4 percent) supported the idea to continue the restriction, while 830 citizens (or 45.6 percent) voted against the restrictions.
The Ulaanbaatar City Administrative Council discussed the results and agreed to continue the restriction on Thursday.
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