Minister Yıldırım is following Marmaray closely

Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım stated that Marmaray is an indispensable project for the uninterrupted transportation line and that the whole world is watching this project carefully.
Stating that the Silk Road train departing from China will pass Asia and Europe under the Bosphorus and continue to London, Minister Yıldırım stated that the project will be put into service in the 90th anniversary of the Republic.
Of Marmaray project Kadıköy- Minister Yıldırım, who made examinations on the Üsküdar line at around 20.00 yesterday, got into a wagon KadıköyHe traveled from to Üsküdar. Making evaluations to the journalists on the wagon, Yıldırım drew attention to the importance of the Marmaray project in terms of international transportation integration. Minister Yıldırım said: “Silkroad train departing from China will cross two continents, namely Asia and Europe, under the Bosphorus and continue in Europe to London. Therefore, Marmaray is an indispensable project for an uninterrupted transportation line. That's why the whole world is watching this project carefully. This project is not just a project connecting the Far East, Asia, and Europe. It is also a vital project for Istanbul. It will carry 1,5 million Istanbul residents from one side to the other every day and thus traffic congestion on the bridges and roads of Istanbul will be significantly reduced ”.
Stating that the most critical place of the project is the Üsküdar-Sirkeci line, Yıldırım gave the following information: “The feature of this station is that it is a structure built in the sea. So it is a special structure against the risk of swimming. You are placing a box in the sea. In fact, it has to throw it up with the buoyancy of the water. There is a serious engineering solution here. A weight is created within the structure itself that will carry this and provide 'buoyancy' and thus you place this area at a certain depth. In other words, approximately 300 thousand cubic meters in volume. There is no precedent in the world. Sirkeci also has another unique feature. Building a station in that cramped area without damaging historical places, history and archaeological values ​​is a very difficult task. "
Istanbul and Anatolia continue projects that will check every month thereafter and noted that the Minister Yildirim seen the work, he emphasized the importance of the Marmaray project with high-speed train project for all of Turkey. Stating that the projects concern 75 million people indirectly, Yıldırım said, “We are working hard to ensure that these important projects are put into service as soon as possible without delay. Marmaray on the one hand and newly opened in Istanbul Kadıköy- The eagle line, the Ümraniye-Çekmeköy-Sarıgazi line to be opened in a few years, the Taksim-Yenikapı connection on the opposite side, the line to Başakşehir, and the lines from Bakırköy to Yenibosna, the rail system in Istanbul will cover 250 kilometers in a few years. will be overcome. On the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic, we will take the Istanbulites from Europe to Asia, from Asia to Europe with Marmaray. Of course, these types of structures are difficult. You work under the ground, you work under traffic. There may be some unexpected unpleasant developments. Apart from these, if there is no unexpected and out of our will, our current goal is to open it on October 29, 2013. "There is no change in history," he said.
Binali Yıldırım, who also made jokes from time to time during the investigations, reminded the song "He took a rain on his way to Üsküdar" and said, "From now on, people who will go to Üsküdar will not get rain, nobody will get wet."
Meanwhile, there was a small accident during the trip. A cameraman wearing anchors on the construction site due to darkness was in danger of falling. Minister Yıldırım, the cameraman closely involved with a difficult time.

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