64 mln people travelled on China's roads Sunday

20:42, February 22, 2010      

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A policewoman (3rd R) accompanies children at the railway station in Fuyang, east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 22, 2010. Travel peak occured around China as the Spring Festival holidays ended. (Xinhua/Li Jian)


Some 64.25 million people travelled on China's roads on Sunday, the 23rd day of the Spring Festival traffic rush, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) said Monday.

The figure is 5.6 percent up from the corresponding day last year, as millions return to work and study from their homes, after the week-long Spring Festival holiday from Feb. 13 to 19, the MOT said in a statement on its website.

Some 64.15 million people travelled on China's roads on Saturday, the 22nd day of the Spring Festival traffic rush, 7.8 percent up from the corresponding day last year.

Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, fell on Feb. 14 this year. It is the most important Chinese traditional festival for family reunions. Millions of Chinese journeyed across China during the 40-day rush period beginning Jan. 30.

Source: Xinhua

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