Spring Festival to see nearly 3 billion trips
The world’s largest annual human migration, the Spring Festival travel rush, will be even larger this year.
People will make a total of 2.98 billion trips nationwide during the annual travel peak, from Friday to Feb 21, up 2.2 percent year-on-year, according to an official forecast.
Twelve percent of trips will be made by railway, 84.6 percent by road, 1.4 percent by water and 2 percent by air, according to a report by the National Intelligent Transport Systems Center of Engineering and Technology in China, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Transport.
The total volume of passengers taking trains and airplanes will increase by about 10 percent year-on-year, the report said.
The expected peaks are on Jan 25, three days before Lunar New Year’s Day, and on Feb 2, the final day of the national holiday period.