For the coming three-day May Day holiday, passenger cars will once again have a chance to travel along China’s vast highway network for free, including in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, where, according to authorities, the toll-free period will last from midnight April 28 to midnight May 1.
A large swarm of cars is expected in Guangxi’s tourist cities, such as Guilin, Beihai and Hechi, so the authorities have advised drivers to make plans to avoid the travel peak.
The State Council, China's cabinet, approved a plan back in August 2012, to stop the road tolls for passenger cars during major holidays. So, passenger cars with fewer than seven seats and motorcycles get a free pass on toll roads, bridges and tunnels during the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day, and National Day, according to the official release.
Edited by Lin Hong and Roger Bradshaw