The story appears on

Page A5

December 23, 2013

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Metro » Society

Tomb sweepers turn out in big numbers but traffic moves well

roads, expressways and Metro lines were packed yesterday as Shanghai residents flocked to cemeteries for winter solstice day.

A total of 1.27 million people visited cemeteries to honor deceased relatives, up 16.8 percent from last year. Some 133,900 vehicles hit the roads, an increase of 27 percent over last year.

Winter solstice day, which fell yesterday, is regarded as the best day for relatives to bury their loved ones’ ashes. It is also traditionally a day to honor deceased relatives.

About 14,100 passengers exited Shanghai Circuit Station on Metro Line 11, which leads to several cemeteries in Jiading District, by 10am yesterday, about eight times more than on December 15. Xujingdong Station and Huaxia Rd E. Station along Metro Line 2 also reported big crowds yesterday compared with the previous Sunday.

Despite the rush of people traveling to suburban cemeteries, traffic was relatively smooth citywide.

Authorities said the extra traffic police on duty and the 224 shuttle buses between some Metro stations and cemeteries helped keep traffic moving.



Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend