CHP Kocaeli Deputy Mehmet Hilal Kaplan said, “The High Speed Train Project is very important for reaching metropolises such as Istanbul and Ankara in a short time”.
At a press conference in a restaurant in Izmit, Kaplan reminded that he had asked the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yıldırım, in December last year about the "High Speed Train (YHT) Project". He noted that he said that he would be a victim.
Kaplan emphasized the need to collect experts to prevent the people to be victimized, said:
“We received data from TCDD and asked questions to Minister Yıldırım based on the data. High Speed Train Project is very important in terms of bringing metropolises such as Istanbul and Ankara in a short time. Using technology is also very important. When using technology, people should not be victimized. In order to avoid the grievances, experts should be asked. This line uses 5 million people a year. TCDD figures say this. It is a route used by about 15 thousand people a day. In a line where there are a lot of students and workers, and many women working precariously in the direction of Istanbul, the grievances must be eliminated. ”