China's railways see passenger trips rising amid work resumption
BEIJING, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- China's railways are seeing increase in passenger numbers in tandem with the work and production resumption amid the country's battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic, the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. (CSR) said Thursday.
Since Feb. 20, the number of railway passenger trips has picked up with an average daily increase of 60,000, according to the company.
As of Wednesday, the CSR had arranged 115 chartered trains and transported 123,000 workers from home to workplaces with as few stops in between as possible, aiming to ensure work resumes in a safe and orderly manner.
Meanwhile, a total 199,000 workers had resumed work at 2,817 construction sites of 90 key railway projects directly managed by the CSR.
The CSR has cooperated with local governments to strengthen the epidemic prevention work at the construction sites, while preliminary work is underway for other major railway projects.
As of Wednesday, the country's railways had transported about 181,000 tonnes of supplies for epidemic prevention and control, said the CSR.