64m people on China's roads Saturday

Updated: 2010-02-21 17:40
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A total number of 64.15 million people travelled on China's roads on Saturday, the 22nd day of the Spring Festival traffic rush, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) said Sunday.

This figure is a 7.8 percent increase compared to the corresponding day last year, as millions of people began to return to work as the one-week holiday neared its end, the MOT said in a statement on its website.

Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, fell on February 14 this year. It is the most important Chinese traditional festival for family reunions. Millions of Chinese journey across China during the 40-day rush period beginning January 30.