Special Channels to be Opened for Border Crossing Students
Shenzhen Bay Customs will be opening special channels at its entry and exit halls to help cope with the large number of cross border students as today is the start of the new school year. in Nanshan checkpoint alone is expected to see more than 4,000 cross border students that are living in Shenzhen to cross and attend school in Hong Kong.
The checkpoints will be providing students special staff to guide them to the entry and exit procedure and separating them from any adult travelers to ensure safety. Along with the tow channels for students, Shenzhen Bay Customs will be opening tow more bus lanes for passengers during rush hours to help the flow of school buses and shorten the waiting time for students. Currently there are ten passenger bus lanes operating at the checkpoint.
The new school year could see about 17,000 students pass through checkpoints across Shenzhen every day, a 30-percent growth from the previous school year. At the Huanggan, Shatoujiao and Wenjindu checkpoints decided to exempt students from going down their school buses to undergo checks, instead the border staff will be boarding the school buses and do the checks. This way a 50 seater bus can receive a regular check in just ten minutes. This practice will also be used at several Hong Kong checkpoints namely Lok Ma Chau, Lol Ma Chau Spur Line, Sha Tau Kok, Man Kam To and Shenzhen Bay.