Binali Yıldırım stated that at a press conference held at Keçiören Metro Station, an important stage has been reached in Ankara subways. Yıldırım reminded that the construction of Keçiören-Tandoğan, Kızılay-Çayyolu and Sincan-Batıkent metro constructions, which had been started by Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, was transferred to the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications last year, and the total length of the 3 lines was 4 kilometers. Stating that the construction works have started in 3 lines and below but physical progresses are different, Yıldırım has made the necessary preparations for 3 lines after being transferred to the Ministry and that the auctions were held last December, and signed the contract for both Keçiören-Tandoğan, Kızılay-Çayyolu and Sincan-Batıkent lines. noted that it was arrived.
Total length of the 9,5 kilometer, which will sign the contract with the contractor Gülermak-Kolin for the construction of the Kecioren-Tandogan line on Thursday, the Minister Yildirim said that the contract will be delivered immediately after the contract is signed and construction will start. Yildiz-Tandogan line will take more time than the other two expressing that the line Minister Yildirim, said they planned to complete the construction of this line as soon as possible.
Minister Yıldırım stated that the contracts of the Kızılay-Çayyolu and Sincan-Batıkent metro lines will be signed with the contractor companies on the 8th of the month next week, and they want to start the construction and start the construction in 15 days.
Pointing out that Ankara has a population of nearly 5 million, Minister Yıldırım said:
“We know that it is not possible to solve Ankara's traffic by making new roads, bridges and crossroads to Ankara. Therefore, we are aware of what these 3 metro lines mean and how important they are for Ankara residents. We will work 3 shifts day and night to finish these 3 metro lines as soon as possible. We know that Ankara residents are looking forward to the end of these projects. If everything goes well, we plan to complete the Keçiören-Tandoğan line within 2,5 years. We aim to complete the Kızılay-Çayyolu and Sincan-Batıkent lines within 2 years. Thus, we aim to put these three lines into service in early and mid 2014. We will strive for this. We have completed all our preparations and we will start working quickly on all 15 routes in the next 3 days. We know that our job is difficult. Ankara residents waited a long time for these lines to start. But most of them are gone. We hit the pickaxe and hopefully we complete these subways. ”
“Due to winter conditions, there was not a serious closure on the main routes”
Minister Yıldırım also answered questions of journalists, a reporter's winter conditions due to closed roads and asked to be on the studies, he said that Turkey is experiencing the coldest and harshest winter conditions in recent years.
Stating that the fight against snow and ice Minister Yıldırım, the main routes do not have a very serious closure, short-term closures occurred, he added. The reason for this is not lack of snow struggle, stating that the drivers are starting out of the ill-advised Minister Yıldırım, chainless, without the rope, without the necessary equipment to set off the drivers both risking their safety and the road closes, he said. The drivers asked them not to go unpredictably in the winter conditions, Minister Yıldırım said that drivers should take the necessary equipment especially in winter conditions.
Pointing out that another journalist reminded the decision of 51 percent domestic production condition in the subway sets, Minister Yıldırım stated that the work continues on signaling and electromechanical works in parallel with the infrastructure works, and that they will collect the offers on 14 February. Expressing that a total of 324 train sets will be purchased, Yıldırım stated that they set their local contribution as 51 percent in order to develop the domestic railway industry. Stating that the domestic contribution rate will be 90 percent in the first 30 sets due to the urgency of the works, Yıldırım said, “In the remaining parts, 51 percent will be domestic. There are companies who want to question the subway car is a very intense interest in this manufacturing largely in Turkey, will perform in the country. By ensuring this, we will both contribute to the development of railway technology in our country and at the same time, we will provide additional employment and job opportunities by saving foreign currency. ”
Minister Yıldırım made examinations at Keçiören Dutluk Metro Station after the press conference. Minister Yıldırım, who went to the subway station in Dışkapı, the line in question, studied the tunnels here.
Source: ANADOLU AGENCY