No Significant Traffic Experienced During Dragon Boat Festival Holiday
Traffic police didn’t see any significant traffic from Monday until yesterday during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday. Traffic flow was smooth and dropped statistically compared to last year. tourist spots around the city were the most favor place by residents and visitors and even with heavy rain yesterday visitors still flocked to those areas.
At 4 pm yesterday, visitors have reached 33,000 at the Dameisha park area and parking in the Meisha was filled to almost over capacity. After 4 pm a long traffic jam of vehicles was seen going back to Central Shenzhen were tollgates saw a peak vehicle flow of 2,000 vehicles an hour, meeting the most severe warning level of the four level traffic warning system. Even so overall the holiday traffic went smoothly at most of the major business areas in the city as well as tourist attractions and major roads.
Traffic command center received more than 5,000 reports including 2,900 accident reports and 650 reports on congestion. From Sunday until yesterday the Guangzhou Railway handled more than 3 million passengers and to accommodate travelers the railway added 34 more pairs of trains’ and 112 high speed trains on the Beijing Guangzhou and Shenzhen-Guangzhou lines.
Border checkpoints saw 2 million cross border trips which is 100,000 more compared to the same period last year.