BEIJING, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Liu He on Saturday called for efforts to make the Spring Festival travel rush more comfortable and safer.
Liu, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks in Beijing while examining the supporting work for the travel rush, which is known as "chunyun" in Chinese.
He highlighted the importance of support for chunyun, security supervision and service quality for the travel rush, as the country will face strong traveling demand from migrant workers, students, tourists and other groups.
The connection of different means of transportation should be strengthened, and advanced technology should be applied in areas such as selling tickets, station management and customized services, he said.
The upcoming holiday for the Spring Festival will run from Jan. 24 to 30, while the travel rush will last 40 days from Jan. 10 to Feb. 18.