China's spring season to see over 1.7 billion road passengers
( 2003-12-09 22:12) (Xinhua)
The Chinese Ministry of Communications forecast that over 1.7 billion
passengers will travel by bus and coach during the coming spring season travel
A ministry official said the figure was 3 percent more than that of last
Starting from Jan. 7, 2004, the coming peak travel season in China will end
on Feb. 15. During the period, about 26 million persons will be expected to
travel by waterways, said the ministry.
A total of 1.89 billion passengers are expected to travel by rail, road and
air during the period, increasing 3 percent year-on-year, of which 137 million
passengers are expected to take trains, and 10.5 million to take planes.
According to the ministry, to ease the coming traffic pressure, China's
transport sectors have made advance preparation for the peak period.