Spring Festival travel observation: the last mile home on the “little yellow car”

2022-07-05 0 By

Yang Yongde (1st R), an elderly Man of the Qiang ethnic group, and villagers play traditional drum music to pray for a safe journey at the top of the Black Tiger Qiang Village in Maoxian county, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, Jan. 24, 2019.Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, Chengdu, ChengduYang Yongde and Yu Erxiang, an elderly couple from the Qiang ethnic group, are waiting for a “yellow cart” in a vacant lot near the Minjiang River bridge in Maoxian county, after buying bundles of New Year’s gifts.MAO County is located in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province, and is the largest qiang county in China.Yang yongde and his wife come from the Black Tiger Qiang village in the high mountains and deep valleys.Steep mountains keep the tribe safe, but they also prevent people from traveling.Yang Yongde recalled that when he was young, he would go down the mountain to go to the market. He would set out in the morning, but he could not reach the county seat in the dark at night.A small yellow car is waiting for migrant workers to return home by long-distance bus in Jiuzhi Town of Hejiang County of Luzhou City, East China’s Luzhou City, Jan. 27, 2018.(Xinhua/Hu Xu) “It’s different now.Today, we simply bought a large spatula, electric blanket and electric stove, because every day we can call a car down the mountain to purchase, 20 to 30 minutes, from home to the county only 20 yuan, convenient.”Yang yongde said.”Yellow car” originated from the “Jintong Project” launched in Sichuan since 2020. As one of the pilot projects for a powerful transport country, it has constructed a unified and standardized rural passenger transport identification system — the whole car is painted yellow and the driver’s clothing is unified.In MAO County, “yellow car” every morning from the villages and towns to send passengers to the county seat, the passengers later to the postal logistics warehouse distribution center, receive the parcels sent to the villages and towns of the site, and then gathered in the center of the county seat minjiang River bridge parking area waiting for the villagers.On January 24, a small yellow car is receiving a parcel sent to a village in Maoxian county.A total of 1.18 billion trips are expected to be made by Chinese tourists during this year’s 40-day Spring Festival travel rush.In the context of epidemic prevention and control, such a huge population movement in a short period of time will be an extreme test of the country’s infrastructure and organizational capacity.The upgrading of people’s demand from “go well” to “go well” also reflects the changes in China’s social development.Aerial photo taken on Jan. 24, 2019 shows yellow cars traveling to the Black tiger Qiang Village in Maoxian County, southwest China’s Yunnan Province.He Guangrong, a 54-year-old farmer from Luzhou, Sichuan province, remembers that during the Spring Festival in 1997, he took a dozen bags of luggage to Chongqing by train, then transferred to Hejiang county, then transferred to a township, and finally walked home.Around 2012, hejiang opened a direct line to the construction site of the ultra-long passenger sleeper car, to drive three days and three nights.Aerial photo taken on Jan. 27, 2019 shows a yellow car carrying He Guangrong and his wife home.This year, it took more than 20 hours for he Guangrong and his wife to return home from Dongguan in Guangdong province to Datuwan Village, Xianshi Town, Hejiang County, Luzhou City, Sichuan Province.From the gate of a garment factory in Humen to the door of Datuwan village, about 1400 kilometers, only 480 yuan per person can “one ticket direct”.Migrant workers queue up to register at a service center for migrant workers in Jiuzhi Town of Hejiang County in Luzhou City on Jan. 27.From the banks of the Yangtze River to the Minshan Mountains, from 300 meters above sea level to 3,000 meters above sea level, more than 29,000 “yellow cars” run along 347,000 kilometers of rural roads in Sichuan province.As a major province for migrant workers, during the Spring Festival travel rush, “yellow buses” and long-distance buses seamlessly connect sichuan migrant workers to carry the last kilometer home. So far, nearly 50,000 migrant workers have returned to Sichuan.(Reporters Lu Yuyi, Hu Xu, Yang Jin, Xie Jiao)