Beijing ramps up transport service

BEIJING: Beijing has ramped up subway and bus services to meet the needs of the public who honor tomb-sweeping traditions, but it expects a drop in the number of passengers due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Tomb-sweeping Day, also known as Qingming Festival, falls on Saturday. During the period leading to and after the day, people pay tribute to the deceased and worship their ancestors by visiting tombs and making offerings.
This year’s tomb-sweeping season lasts 23 days from March 21 to April 12 in Beijing. The Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport said it expects a drop in the number of people who participate in tomb-sweeping activities. However, public transport still faces a certain amount of pressure. Beijing has strengthened service for 101 regular bus lines surrounding 18 public cemeteries. – Agencies