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Easter boundary traffic forecast up 8 pct

(Xinhua)

09:42, March 29, 2012

HONG KONG, March 28 (Xinhua) -- The Immigration Department of Hong Kong estimated on Wednesday that 8.96 million passengers will pass through land, sea and air control points during the upcoming Ching Ming Festival and Easter holiday period from March 31 to April 9, up 8 percent against the same period last year.

About 3.23 million passengers, 320,000 daily, will pass through Lo Wu, the busiest control point, the department said.

For outbound traffic, the busiest day at Lo Wu will be April 6, with about 210,000 passengers leaving Hong Kong. Inbound traffic will be heavy on April 4, with 200,000 people arriving.

Passenger traffic at Shenzhen Bay, Lok Ma Chau and the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line will also be heavy, with forecast daily averages of 102,000, 106,000 and 121,000 passengers respectively.

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