Third-party to as­sess rush at Spring Fes­ti­val

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Third-party as­sess­ments will be made of the per­for­mances of China’s trans­porta­tion de­part­ments dur­ing the an­nual Spring Fes­ti­val travel peak, or chun­yun, ac­cord­ing to a se­nior of­fi­cial.

Th­ese in­sti­tu­tions will seek public opin­ion through web­sites to eval­u­ate the work of gov­ern­ment bod­ies on ticket sales, pub­li­ciz­ing in­for­ma­tion, as well as look­ing at the op­er­a­tion of rail­way sta­tions and air­ports.

Re­sults of the eval­u­a­tions will be used to help im­prove trans­porta­tion de­part­ments’ per­for­mances dur­ing the travel pe­riod.

Chi­nese tra­di­tion holds that peo­ple should re­turn home and spend Spring Fes­ti­val, the most im­por­tant Chi­nese feast day, with their fam­i­lies.

This cre­ates an an­nual travel rush that is the world’s largest re­cur­rent hu­man migration. Dur­ing the travel peak in 2014, Chi­nese peo­ple made more than 3.6 bil­lion trips, the ma­jor­ity by road and oth­ers by rail, air and ship.

Spring Fes­ti­val falls on Feb 19 this year. (Photo 2)

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