Third-party to assess rush at Spring Festival
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)