Marmaray wagons that have been left to decay for 3 years. Here is the statement about the wagons…
Abandoned to decay 460 million euro wagons "This is a tremendous waste and sin," he said. The Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, on the other hand, excused that vehicles were not put into service because test drives were not made.
Marmaray scandal, which today's news of yesterday, fell into the agenda like a bomb. "This is a huge waste and a sin," said the President of the United Transporters Union, for the wagons worth 460m euros, which were abandoned to rot. The Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, on the other hand, pretended that the vehicles were not put into service as test drives were not carried out.
There was a great reaction to the scandal in the Marmaray project, connecting the two continents of Istanbul. United Transportation Union President Nazım Karakurt said, “We warned the Ministry many times, but they did not listen to us, because the wagons imported from South Korea, which cost 460 million euros, were not allowed to maneuver.
They have been refuting these trains, which are bought with the money of the public, for 3 years. This is a great waste is sin. We will use our legal right regarding this scandal and we will follow the process ”.
Stating that the Marmaray project was launched as the 'Project of the Century' to attract the public's attention before it was put into practice, Karakurt said, “The Marmaray project has always been mentioned as one of the few projects in the world. They opened 76 kilometers of the 13-kilometer line for use. ”
Saying that the information that the companies that made the Marmaray project gave up on the project, Karakurt expressed the grave allegations: “It may be important for them to open Marmaray with a gaudy ceremony on 29 October, but when you look at it, very large international companies that have made the Marmaray project are now giving up the project.
Especially on the Halkalı side, we heard serious rumors that the contractors doing this job are giving up this job. These are grave claims. You prepare the tender specifications and go to the tender. When you look later, some difficulties arise. Naturally, the big companies here withdraw, saying that we are losing money because of the existing tender price. "
MINISTRY: TO BE TESTED AND GIVEN TO TCDD
The Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications has made a statement about these wagons that have been left to decay for 3 years and have been taken with the sweat of the citizen: It has been stated that the wagons, which have not been used idly for 3 years, have not been put into service because they have not completed the test processes. In the statement informing that the vehicles will be put into service after completing the test processes, it is stated that the responsibility of this situation is between the contractor and the manufacturer. When the test processes are completed and delivered to TCDD, these vehicles will be put into service ”.