This undated file photo shows a boarding site for Didi passengers in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. (LONG WEI / FOR CHINA DAILY)

BEIJING – The count of China's online ride-hailing companies reached 309 by the end of April, two more than the number registered in the previous month, data from the Ministry of Transport shows.

By the end of last month, the authorized ride-hailing vehicle certificates and driver licenses in the country hit 2.3 million and 5.4 million, up 2.2 percent and 3.4 percent month-on-month, respectively, according to the ministry. In April, 706 million ride-hailing trips were made.

Hangzhou, the capital city of east China's Zhejiang province, led the city list in terms of compliance rate of online-hailing orders, according to the data.

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In 2022, online ride-hailing trips made up about 40.5 percent of total taxi trips, an increase of 6.4 percentage points from a year earlier.