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Shanghai metro getting overcrowded

imageTraveling by metro today and I notice that its really crowded. I was waiting at the station and saw the train coming, but got disappointed when I noticed that there was no space to stand. First I wanted to wait a train, but the train that had arrived just wouldn’t move. I decided to try a few doors until I found an area I could cram myself into. According to Shanghai Daily, the recently completed metro line 8 is overloaded 30% at all times and 70 % overloaded during peak hours causing massive delays. CNN Go shangahi reports “city authorities are taking matters into their own hands. Or more accurately, they’re placing the hands. Or more accurately, they’re placing the overcrowding problem into the hands of professional people-pushers.  professional people-pushers. Yes, Japan is no longer the only country with people hired specifically to shove passengers into subway hired specifically to shove passengers into subway cars. The idea is that the helpful shove will reduce delays by allowing the train to close its doors and be on its way.”