The number of motor vehicles in Moscow has grown by 600,000 since the start of the year, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on the state-run TV Center channel on Thursday.
Sobyanin, who replaced Yury Luzhkov as Moscow mayor in October 2010, has been tasked with resolving the problem of endless traffic jams in the city of over 11 million.
“In my opinion, the problem of traffic jams in Moscow can be resolved, but not in a simple way. It cannot be resolved through road construction as the number of vehicles is increasing. This year, the number of cars grew by 600,000,” he said.
There are currently about 4 million cars registered in Moscow.