China reports over 18m road, water passenger trips on Saturday

Aerial photo taken on Sept 10, 2022 shows a full moon in the sky in Zhenjiang, east China's Jiangsu province. The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Sept. 10 this year. (FENG JIANGJIANG / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The daily number of passenger trips made on roads and waterways in China was expected to hit 18.02 million on Saturday, the start of the three-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, according to the Ministry of Transport.

Of the total, it is estimated that China's road transport system will have handled 17.5 million passenger trips by the end of Saturday, a rise of 11.82 percent from a month earlier.

The daily number of waterway trips is expected to have increased 43.29 percent month on month to hit 520,000 on Saturday, the ministry said.

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The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Sept 10 this year. It is a traditional festival usually marked by family reunions, full moon viewings and the consumption of mooncakes.