Aviation Ministry to introduce light rail system within the airport area

Minister of Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda said his outfit is considering the introduction of a light rail system, overheads and the expansion of the road networks within the Airport city area to avoid traffic congestion.

Kofi Adda disclosed this at a press soiree to engage the media of ongoing projects and issues within the Aviation Industry.

According to Kofi Adda, the expansion of the road networks and the introduction of additional means of transport is in response to concerns of possible congestion around the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) as traveller numbers continue to grow due to the expansion being witnessed in the aviation industry.

Currently, the new terminal three has a capacity of handling up to five million passengers per year with an additional 2.5 million passenger capacity from the old terminal two hence a total anticipated number of 7.5 million passenger volume per year.

Mr Adda explained that putting in the additional road infrastructure will go a long way to avoid road traffic and improve the experience of visitors and tourists.