In 2011, the district invested 1.576 billion yuan in urban infrastructure construction, decreasing 38.3 percent over the previous year and accounting for 5.1 percent of total investment in fixed assets. Investment in the construction of municipal roads reached 1.222 billion yuan, down 51 percent over 2010, while it hit 225 million yuan for sewage treatment (decontamination ducts).
In 2011, the district finished nine road projects including Lunan Road, Jiangchuan Rd W., Baochun Road and the east section of Shendu Road. Construction started on six projects including Jianchuan Road, the first phase of Chenhang Road, Minrui Road and Chengjiang Road. The municipal roads supervised by the district saw a comprehensive readiness rate of 94.2 percent. The maintenance quality indicator of roads supervised by the district was 86.9 percent and 89.5 percent of the total driveways were maintained in good condition.
By the end of 2011, there were 213 bus routes passing through Minhang. Among them, 66 bus routes run within Minhang, and the district had imposed a flat rate of 2 yuan on all buses running within the district. It added or adjusted 14 bus routes. The newly added routes like Pujiang No.12 Bus and Huacao No.5 Bus provided more public transportation options for residents. The district continuously made efforts to improve the environment for passengers while they wait for buses. It built 300 new bus shelters and finished the construction of signs for bus-exclusive lanes at 50 bus bays in
2011. A free bicycle rental program was further promoted, with 563 rental spots added and a fleet of 19,100 bikes put into operation. Trains on Metro Line 5 ran 124,800 times through the year, up 3.1 percent. They transported 42.937 million passengers in total, up 0.6 percent from 2010. Daily passenger flow was 117,600. They ran a distance of 2.036 million kilometers, witnessing an increase of 3.3 percent from a year earlier.
Hongqiao Transport Hub is a mega construction project approved by the State Council. It includes air, high-speed
train, bus, subway and ground transport services. As a major infrastructure project for Shanghai during the 11th
Five-year Plan, the project, when completed, will be able to accommodate 480,000 passengers per day.
Hongqiao International Airport borders with Minhang District, and is only 12 kilometers from the seat of the district government. Pudong International Airport is a 40-minute drive from the seat of the government.
Metro Line 1 links Xinzhuang Town, the seat of the district government, with downtown Shanghai and Shanghai Railway Station. It is also connected to Metro Line 2 and Line 4 and Light Rail Line 3. It takes less than 35 minutes to get to People’s Square from Minhang. The 17-kilometer-long Light Rail line 5 begins from Xinzhuang, runs south along Humin
Road and reaches Tianxing Road in Minhang Development Zone. With 11 stations, it takes about 30 minutes to go from one end to the other. Metro Line 9, which opened on December 28, 2007, has four stations in Minhang District: Zhongchun Road Station, Qibao Station, Xingzhong Road Station and Hechuan Road Station. Phase II of Rail Transit Line 8 runs 12 kilometers and has five stations in Minhang: Luheng Road Station, Pujiang Town Station, Jiangyue Road Station, Pujiang Expo Park Station and Aerospace Park Station. In addition, Rail Transit Line 12 runs about 6.6km and has five stations in Minhang, from Gudai Road in Minhang to Caolu Town in Pudong. The five stations under construction include Qixin Road Station, Hongxin Road Station, Gudai Road Station, Donglan Road Station and Hongmei Road Station.
G60 (formerly called Shanghai-Hangzhou Expressway A8), G2 (formerly called Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway A11) and
No. 318 and No. 320 national highways pass through the district and link the district to other cities and provinces.
The environmental quality has been continuously improved in the district. The rate of good air quality reached 93.7 percent last year, the fourth straight year it has reached at least 90 percent. The district passed a reexamination by experts and is listed as a national-level model unit in ecological protection.
The district had finished its fourth three-year plan of environmental protection. About 50 kilometers of sewage pipes
were built. A project to control noise along the S4 and S20 expressways was completed. The desulfurization upgrade of 10 coal-fired boilers, each with a capacity of 10 T/h (1T/h equals to 0.7MW), was also finished. The environmental
infrastructure construction of Caohejing Industrial Park, Pujiang High-Tech Park, Xiangyang Industrial Park and Minbei
Industrial Park had been basically finished. The comprehensive treatment project of pollution sources in Wujing Industrial Zone was completed. Fifty environment threatening factories/product lines were shut down and 42 treatment projects were completed, significantly improving the environment in the area. Relocation projects and the construction of municipal support facilities were conducted, with 2,450 households relocated last year.
In 2011, the district stepped up efforts in constructing a sewage collection network and accelerated the improvement of sewage treatment in Wujing, Zhuanqiao, Huacao, Meilong, Maqiao and Hongqiao towns. Eighty-five percent of the
sewage in the district was properly collected and treated. Watercourse dredging projects of Xinjinggang and Puhuitang were finished and the mainstay watercourse improvement projects of Zhouputang, Liuleitang, Chunshentang and Yutang were accelerated. Fourteen town-level watercourses or sections totaling 24 kilometers were dredged, effectively improving
the water quality. Twenty-one ditches or rivers totaling 9.18 kilometers at villages in Pujiang and Huacao were also
treated. A total of 34 spots that flood easily were upgraded, and 14 floodwalls were inspected and renovated. A total of 1,302 kilometers of sewers were dredged, 44,713 wells and 55,148 water inlets were checked, with rubbish collected. Cleaners also collected 36,734 cubic meters of sludge in total during the year.
In 2011, 50 hectares of green land were added, with green land covering 39.5 percent of the established areas and per capita green land reaching 18.5 square meters. A total of 29,400 square meters of various vertical green areas were established. Face-lift projects of seven scenic greenery spots, like Jinxiao Ludi, were finished. Flowerbeds covering
20,000 square meters were rehabilitated. Six technical upgrade projects, including at Xinzhuang Park and Hongyuan, were completed. By the end of 2011, the districts had 61 city-level garden-like residential communities, 211
district-level garden-like residential complexes and 98 garden-like units at municipal level. It also had 124
qualified units of greenery, 129 garden-like units at district level and nine star parks at municipal level. Among
them, four garden-like communities at city level and nine qualified unites of greenery at municipal level were
included for the first time. The district was honored with a National Habitat Award and it won the gold prize in the peony exhibition at the city’s flower exhibition contest. The plum exhibition and the plum appreciation tradition at Xinzhuang Park were listed as a district-level intangible cultural heritage. According to a public satisfaction
assessment for parks in Shanghai, Minhang Sports Park ranked second.