China News Service, Beijing, May 1 (Li Jian and Zhang Su) The Ministry of Transport previously estimated that the national passenger volume during the "May 1" holiday this year will be 100 million, with an average of 20 million passengers per day, a decrease of about 62% compared with the same period in 2021.

Now that the holiday has begun, the big data platform shows that the overall traffic condition of the national highways is good, and there is no major congestion.

  Baidu Maps traffic travel big data platform shows that as of 8:30 on May 1, the average congestion mileage of national expressways was 347.54 kilometers, a decrease of 75.42% compared with the same period in 2021.

The peak of high-speed congestion occurred at 11:00 on April 30, but the congestion mileage at the peak was about 11% of the peak on the first day of the May Day holiday last year.

The big data platform shows that on the first day of the May Day holiday this year, at around 10:30, the passenger flow index of key passenger transport hubs across the country reached the peak on that day.

Photo courtesy of Baidu Maps Transportation Big Data Platform

  Further research and judgment shows that this year's high-speed congestion prominent sections are concentrated in Guangdong, Sichuan and other places, and some sections of Hugang Expressway, Hurong Expressway, and Shenhai Expressway have long congestion mileage.

  In terms of public transportation, the passenger flow index of railway stations has increased compared with usual. Among them, the passenger flow index of Shenzhen North Railway Station, Guangzhou South Railway Station, Chengdu East Railway Station and other railway stations has increased significantly.

The passenger flow index of the airport has generally declined.

  On the first day of this year's "May Day" holiday, the passenger flow index of key passenger transport hubs across the country rose from 4:00 a.m., reaching its peak at 10:30 a.m.

  The data results also show that natural scenic spots and shopping malls have become good places for the public to travel locally or in the city.

Among them, natural scenic spots represented by Qingdao Seaside Scenic Area, Nanjing Confucius Temple-Qinhuai Scenic Belt, and Chongqing Wulong Karst Tourist Area are widely loved; shopping malls such as Chongqing Three Gorges Plaza, Chongqing Longhu Times Tianjie, Xi'an SEG International Shopping Center, etc. The passenger flow index is among the best.

  It is worth noting that the passenger flow index of Lanzhou Center in Gansu increased by 213.14% compared with normal.

  The Baidu Map Migration Platform shows that on the first day of the May Day holiday this year, the national migration scale index was 407.968, an increase from normal.

On that day, the popular immigration and emigration places in the country highly overlapped. Guangdong, Sichuan, Hunan, Shaanxi, and Hubei were all popular immigration provinces, and the phenomenon of two-way population migration was obvious.

  Experts remind the public to make reasonable travel plans during the "May 1st" period, travel off-peak, do personal protection, and jointly protect a safe and healthy holiday.

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