Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu made a statement within the scope of "Digital Future Summit in Transport and Infrastructure". Stating that they aim to increase the length of the High Speed Train line from 5 to 200 thousand 5 kilometers in 500 years, Karaismailoğlu said that none of the 19 thousand construction sites were closed and continued to work during the COVID-4 measures. Karaismailoğlu, explaining that the domestic and national electric train, which will provide 160 kilometers of speed, will be on the tracks within 3 months, said “We are aiming to open the 38 kilometers Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport line next year”.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu answered the questions of journalist and presenter Hakan Çelik in the special session titled "Digital Future" held within the scope of the "Digital Future in Transport and Infrastructure Summit". Stating that they have invested 17 billion liras in the transportation infrastructure in 880 years, Karaismailoğlu said that most of this investment was made on the highway, zamUnderstand said that a point had been reached in this area. Emphasizing that they have focused on the railway investment as of 2013, Karaismailoğlu stated that they are in a breakthrough in this field and said, “Our citizens will meet more frequently by rail in the next 5 years. The weight of the railway investment will increase. We have very important plans in areas such as the connection of industries, ports to the railway, logistics, transportation. We are planning the next 50 years, 100 years. Our country met high speed train for the first time a few years ago. We currently have more than 12 thousand kilometers of railway lines. We will increase our rail system line to 5 thousand kilometers in 18 years. “We aim to increase our high speed train line from 5 kilometers to 200 kilometers in 5 years”.
The national train will hit the tracks in 3 months
Minister Karaismailoğlu pointed out that the Covid 19 epidemic period also stated that they did not experience any problems in transportation and communication during the epidemic period, and that they quickly adapted to the process after the measures returned. Explaining that they have put forward new plans for emission reduction, logistics, mobility, transportation, e-commerce, big data, cloud technology and digital space, Karaismailoğlu said that they are working towards the determined targets. Stating that the domestic and national electric train, which will provide the opportunity to travel at a speed of 160 kilometers, has also reached the completion stage and will be put into service at the end of August, "The factory tests of our National Electric train will begin and will be on the tracks within 3 months."
Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport Metro will open in 2021
Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train line will also be opened this year. Stating that by the end of 2020, a citizen who gets on the High Speed Train from Sivas can go to Istanbul Halkalı by high speed train without interruption, Karaismailoğlu said, “Currently, works are continuing on the Ankara-Konya high speed train line. We connect Konya to Karaman and from there to Ulukışla by high-speed train line. Then we go down to Adana and Mersin. "We are connecting the Adana-Gaziantep line from Mersin." Karaismailoğlu stated that they will connect Bursa to the Ankara-Istanbul line and Istanbul to the Kapıkule border line, and that the Çerkezköy-Kapıkule line continues. Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that they aim to open the 38-kilometer Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport line in 2021 and stated that they aim to put the 32-kilometer Istanbul Airport-Halkalı Metro line into service one year after this opening. Karaismailoğlu said, "We will weave all over the country with spider-like webs and continue to produce important vision projects.
Work has not stopped at 4 thousand construction sites
Minister Karaismailoğlu responded to the question about whether the investments continued in the Covid 19 epidemic and measures, and that the work continues at all construction sites. Explaining that Turkey's Karaismailoğlu around construction sites related to transportation investments, "We have roughly four thousand construction site. During the epidemic, no construction sites across the country were closed. We have taken all the security measures, our precautions for masks and purification. We had a successful pandemic process. None of our work has stopped. In fact, on the day of curfew, we held a ceremony to see the light in Gayrettepe, 4 meters below ground. ”
All measures were taken and studies continued.
Karaismailoğlu stated that the construction of the world's largest central span project, the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, continues without interruption and undertakes the construction of very important projects all over the country by taking all precautions. Stating that one of the projects in question is Botan Bridge, Karaismailoğlu said, “We will open Botan Bridge with our President in Siirt Pervari on 11 July. It is a technological work done by the balanced cantilever system with a central opening of Turkey's largest bridge. "It provides comfortable transportation for our citizens there," he said.
Pointing out that the start 5G test Karaismailoğlu in Turkey, the relevant institutions in this area and the important work they signed with organizations close zamHe also underlined that they could give great good news at the moment.
“Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality was like a school”
Minister Karaismailoğlu said that the adventure of the transportation sector started in Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), where the transportation industry adventure started in 1995, upon a question regarding daily life and working principles. Expressing that Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality was like a school at that time, Karaismailoğlu said, “It gave us great experiences”. Reminding that the number of vehicles increased from one million in Istanbul to 4,5 million at the time, Minister Karaismailoğlu said that the traffic was more congested in the old period. Emphasizing that Istanbul had great revolutions during this period and that the works that would fit in the centuries have been done in 25 years, Karaismailoğlu also pointed out that very important projects such as Marmaray, Yavuz Sultan Selim, Eurasia Tunnel have been put forward and the city is an example to the world in this field. Describing the projects carried out in the field of transportation and infrastructure in Istanbul in these 25 years, Karaismailoğlu emphasized that they are planning the future, and that there will be a 510-kilometer metro network in Istanbul.