World's Largest Desert Highway opens to traffic in China

08:43 PM | 18 Jul, 2017
World's Largest Desert Highway opens to traffic in China
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BEIJING - Authorities in China have opened the last three sections of the world's largest desert highway to traffic.

The Beijing-Urumqi Expressway , with a total length of 2,450 kilometers, stretches from Beijing to Urumqi , the capital of northwest China 's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

It crosses through three Gobi deserts , the Tengri , Badan Jaran and Ulan Buh in northwest China .

The highway will shorten the road distance between Beijing and Urumqi by 1,300 kilometers.