70,000 police to guard railways during holiday
( 2004-01-08 10:48) (Xinhua)
China has mobilized over 70,000 police officers to ensure the safe operation
of railways during the crowded Spring Festival traffic peak, which began
Millions of students, transient workers and tourists are expected to travel
by railway during the traditional Chinese LunarNew Year holidays.
Spring Festival is also one of the best times for thieves and robbers as well
illegal ticket venders.
On Jan. 2, the Ministry of Railways' Public Security Bureau held a
teleconference on the issue. Since then, 2,575 police squads have been sent to
grassroots units and so far, they have handled 1,800 criminal cases.