Chinese official: the national passenger volume during the "May 1st" holiday is expected to reach 265 million passengers

  China News Agency, Beijing, April 29 (Reporter Zhou Yin) The Ministry of Transport of China disclosed at a regular press conference held in Beijing on the 29th that during the May 1st holiday, the national passenger volume is expected to reach 265 million passengers. The volume will reach 53 million passengers.

The total passenger flow has risen close to the level of 2019; an increase of 120.1% over the same period in 2020.

On April 29th, passengers waited at Beijing South Railway Station.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Zhang Xinglong

  The spokesperson of the Ministry of Transport Sun Wenjian introduced here that from the perspective of time distribution, the passenger flow presents a situation of "high at both ends and low in the middle".

The departure passenger flow will be concentrated on the first day of the holiday. The Ministry of Transport estimates that the peak passenger flow on the first day of the holiday will reach 57.9 million passengers, an increase of 115% from 2020 (26.84 million) and an increase of 6.0 from 2019 (54.61 million) %; The return passenger flow is concentrated on the last day of the holiday, and the scale is slightly lower than the first day.

  The Ministry of Transport predicts that during the May 1st holiday, there are several sections of highways across the country that are prone to congestion and slow traffic: G1 Beijing-Harbin Expressway Hebei Tangshan section, G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao Expressway Henan Xinxiang and Zhengzhou section, G15 Shenhai Expressway, Jiangsu Nantong and Suzhou section, Shenzhen, Guangdong, etc.

The toll stations that are expected to be prone to congestion and slow movement are: G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao Expressway Hunan Changsha Yuhua Toll Station, G25 Changshen Expressway Hangzhou South Toll Station, G1503 Shanghai Ring Expressway and Shanghai Gaodong Toll Station.

Service areas with high traffic volume include: G1 Jingha Expressway Hebei Qinhuangdao Lulong Service Area, Tangshan Luanxian Service Area, G3 Beijing-Taiwan Expressway Shandong Jinan Service Area, G15 Shenhai Expressway Zhejiang Ningbo Nanan Service Area, etc.

  Sun Wenjian said that from the perspective of spatial distribution, there is a greater demand for travel in central cities and some small and medium-sized cities.

From the third-party platform "May Day" holiday travel product booking situation, about 70% of users choose to travel across provinces.

The number of car rental orders increased by 126% compared to 2019, and 90% of the orders also traveled across provinces.

  According to the relevant notice of the State Council of China, during the May 1st holiday in 2021, toll roads across the country will continue to be exempted from tolls for small passenger vehicles. The specific scope is for small passenger vehicles with 7 seats or less (including 7 seats). The specific free period is: May 1st 0 Until 24:00 on May 5th.

Ordinary toll roads are based on the time when vehicles pass through the toll lanes of toll stations, and expressways are based on the time when vehicles leave the exit toll lanes.

  The Ministry of Transport estimates that on the first day of the "May 1st" holiday, the traffic volume is expected to exceed 60 million vehicles, reaching a record high.

The average daily traffic of the national highway network will reach 52.5 million to 54.5 million vehicles.

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