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[Graphic News] 5.3m people per day move during Lunar New Year

By Nam Kyung-don

Published : Jan. 20, 2023 - 08:01

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On the occasion of the Lunar New Year holiday, or Seollal in Korean, many people travel across the nation to reunite with family in their hometowns or pay respects to their ancestors.

According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, an average of 5.3 million people nationwide are expected to travel per day during the upcoming holiday.

Between Friday and Tuesday, the ministry will implement special measures to ensure safe and convenient holiday travel, such as expressway toll exemptions and extended operating hours of city buses and subways in major cities.