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After large railway failure Beijing has started to freeze new projects

At session of the State Council under the chairmanship of prime minister Ven Tszjabao has been decided to reconsider level of security of new civil-engineering designs of the high-speed railways before to give out the permission. Security and already constructed high-speed railways will be checked up. Besides, it is planned to develop restrictions of speed.

to Change ground plans of the high-speed railways Beijing the major accident which has occurred in July in the disctrict of the city of Venchzhou, a province of Chzhetszjan has forced. Collision of two trains has carried away lives of 40 persons and has called anger in the Chinese society.

After accidents have ordered to journalists not to investigate the authorities from the state mass-media priichiny and the information on it has filtered into the Internet, hearings have spread that the government wants to hide the true information on failure.

Development of a network of the high-speed railways is considered in China one of priority directions of development of a national economy. However critics accuse the government that it frequently scorns safety rules to please to high rates of building.

« It decided to freeze temporarily the beginning of building of the new railways, - it is told in the State Council decision, - once again to check up their security … China will continue to develop a network of the high-speed railways ».

Meanwhile, China Railway Group, the largest Chinese company on building of the railways, declared refusal of sale of actions on approximately 6,2 billion yuans (970 million dollars).

« Considering changes in the macropolitician of the state, - this decision in a press - company release speaks, - there was an uncertainty in reception of building licences from the regulating organisations ».

the Ministry of a railway transportation of the Peoples Republic of China continues to investigate causes of accident. The basic version – malfunction sinalnogo the equipment.