|HCM City may consider tightening its management over Tân Sơn Nhất Airport if the traffic condition there is not improved. — VNA/VNS Photo Hồng Đạt|
HCM CITY — HCM City has called for relevant authorities to focus more on improving traffic order at Tân Sơn Nhất Airport to curb the airport’s chaotic traffic conditions.
Phan Văn Mãi, chairman of HCM City People’s Committee, has instructed the Department of Transport to work with the city’s police, Tân Bình and Phú Nhuận districts, and Tân Sơn Nhất Airport to create traffic plans at the airport.
They are to prioritise and facilitate bus transportation to and from the airport.
The department also has to work with relevant working groups to maintain traffic order at the airport and curb traffic congestion.
If the traffic condition at the airport does not improved, HCM City may have stricter measures to manage the airport, he said.
HCM City has been making an effort to curb long-running congestion problems at Tân Sơn Nhất Airport, one of the city’s most important logistical centres.
On August 22, the Ministry of Transport instructed the city to focus more on traffic planning at the airport and create favourable conditions for passengers visiting and leaving it.
The city is to look into solutions to reduce traffic pressure, such as increasing the number of taxis and bus trips, and opening up new bus routes to pick up more passengers at the airport.
Tân Sơn Nhất Airport has also issued new regulations for passenger transport services, prohibiting drivers from soliciting passengers or refusing to carry passengers on short trips.
Drivers also cannot arbitrarily increase prices or ask for other surcharges. VNS