For three decades, Mongolians have been migrating to their capital city in search of work; Ulaanbaatar, now home to half the population of the country is increasingly suffering from traffic congestion. Therefore, the Ulaanbaatar City Administration has decided to divide all roads in the city into three zones, namely: ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’.
Zone ‘A’ covers roads between Mongolian State University of Education and the Flower Centre.
Zone ‘B’ covers roads in Ikh Toiruu (outer ring), Bayanburd, 100 Ail as well as the central part of Peace Avenue between the Western and Eastern Four-Way Intersections.
Zone ‘C’ covers all roads outside A and B.
Drivers will be restricted by their car’s plate numbers for entering Zone ‘A’ and by calendar days for entering Zone ‘B’. The registration plate ruling will be same as usual in Zone ‘C’. Most importantly, drivers will now have to pay for parking in ‘A’ and ‘B’ zones. In addition, drivers with ugly and non-standard vehicles as well as those who have not paid their road taxes or who have a history of causing accidents will be banned from entering Zones ‘A’ and ‘B’.