Update for Upcoming Tomb-sweeping Festival
With the approach of the Tomb-sweeping Festival, the city government will implement a series of measures to provide residents with convenience and relative information for the important holiday.According to Civil Affairs Commissioner Lan Shih-tsung, the agency has set up the “Tomb-sweeping Info Website” for users to access relevant public transportation information. Furthermore, to promote the concept of reducing pollutant emission, the website also offers an activity inviting users to submit postcards with their memories for the deceased. There is also an environmental-friendly worship quiz game offering participants a chance to win “lucky” bags (available in limited supply).Regarding transit buses, the city government will set up special bus routes between 5:30 AM and 5 PM on the following dates: March 18, 19, 25, 26, April 1, 2, 3, and 4. The transit buses operate on 5 lines, including Muzha Line, Nangang Line, Chongde Line, Military Cemetery Line, and Yangmingshan Line. The transfer bus requires no fee, and the city government encourages users to take advantage of these lines during weekdays to avoid the crowd.The Mortuary Services Office will also organize memorial concerts at 9:30 AM at Fude Public Cemetery Yongai Garden on April 1 and at 9:30 AM at Yangmingshan Zhenshan Garden on April 2. Scripture recital sessions will take place at both Fude Memorial Tower and Yangmingshan Memorial Tower starting 9 AM on April 4.To offer convenient access for disabled individuals, free paratransit service is available at the following bus stops: MRT Taipei Zoo Station, MRT Linguang Station, Dunxu High School of Industry and Commerce, and Military Cemetery. In addition, traffic control measures will be implemented for the areas around the aforementioned public cemeteries from 5:30 AM to 5 PM on the following dates: March 18, 19, 25, 26, April 1, 2, 3, and 4.For more information, please visit the Chinese website of MSO (http://www.mso.taipei.gov.tw).