This was to replace Kai Tak International Airport, which would reach maximum capacity in the mid s.
History[ edit ] The area around the Hong Kong Island entrance of the Cross Harbour Tunnel in the s; the tunnel was under construction. Increasing population and improving prosperity made the construction of further tunnels a necessity. For all three tunnels, the government opted for a year private-sector franchise based on a build—operate—transfer model.
Two reasons include the less convenient locations of the other two tunnels compared with the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, and more importantly the control of new tunnels by the powerful state-owned investment group CITIC Pacific.
In this case, by adding additional tunnels, it may have encouraged more people to drive overall, because of a perception that there is increased road capacity. The Government of Hong Kong granted the franchises by enacting legislation that also fixed the revenue and fare model of the tunnel and is thus powerless to prevent the sharp increase in tolls despite public uproar when toll increases were applied for.
However, the Hong Kong government suffered from the East Asian financial crisis inand all major projects were put on hold.
The call for a fourth tunnel was revived to counter the problem. A new proposal stated that the new crossing would be an immersed tube joining a reclamation site off Hung Hom with Victoria Park in Causeway Bay.
The toll booths would be placed at the Kowloon end, and would join Route 5 there. This proposal was deemed the most likely to happen. Demand[ edit ] According to the annual traffic census published by the Transport Department, Inthe average daily vehicular traffic crossing the harbour amounted totrips, a year-on-year increase of 2.
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