HCM City proposes building footbridge or underpass at TSN airport

21-Nov-2020 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

In a dispatch sent to the operator of Tan Son Nhat International Airport and other relevant agencies on November 18 to ensure security and safety at the airport, the HCM City Department of Transport has proposed that the airport operator conduct a study on building a footbridge or an underpass connecting the domestic terminal with the TCP parking lot to ease traffic congestion and reduce traffic accidents.

The proposal to construct a footbridge or underpass is aimed at facilitating the movement of passengers and traffic flow on car lanes A, B, C and D, the local media reported.

To improve the traffic condition at the airport, the municipal department also proposed the airport operator work with some relevant agencies, including the management board of the parking lot, to give guidelines to passengers and drivers and arrange locations to pick up passengers.

In addition, the department proposed adding some speed bumps on the four lanes in front of the domestic terminal to ensure the safety of passengers.

Apart from this, the airport should have more elevators for passengers who want to go up to the pickup areas on the higher floors of the TCP parking lot, which is opposite the airport.

The proposal came after the changes were introduced by the airport on November 14. Accordingly, among the four car lanes at the domestic terminal, Lane A is used for drop-off purposes, while lanes B and C are used by private cars to pick up passengers. Taxis and vehicles for the transport business are allowed to use Lane D to pick up passengers.

Due to the changes, tech-based ride-hailing vehicles such as Grab cabs and Be cars must access the third, fourth and fifth floors of the parking lot to wait and pick up passengers instead of using Lane D, which forces passengers to walk for longer and farther.

Luu Viet Hung, head of the office of Tan Son Nhat International Airport, told VnExpress that the changes helped reduce traffic congestion at the lanes.



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