Kusnunkıran Tunnel located on Bitlis-Van Highway, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali YILDIRIM, Bitlis Governor Veysel YURDAKUL and General Manager of General Directorate of Highways M. Cahit TURHAN, 23 Ekim 2012 was opened on Tuesday.
Participating in the ceremony with the teleconference system Prime Minister ERDOĞAN, the Kuskunkıran Tunnel will perform an important function between Bitlis and Van, said: "Now what to do in the winter, you will not think," he said.
Speaking at the opening after the Prime Minister ERDOGAN Minister of Transport and Communications Binali YILDIRIM, the winter months of those who pass the roads of those who darken the life of the Kuskunkıran Pass through a tunnel to pass the dream, he said.
With the Kuskunkıran Tunnel Transition project, the Bitlis-Van Road passing through the elevation of 2234 departed from the main route and retreated to the altitude of 1957 m and shortened.
With the completion and completion of the Kuskunkıran Tunnel; The road connecting Southeastern Anatolia and the Mediterranean Regions to Eastern Anatolia had an important position in transit transportation. Also, Gürbulak, have made a significant contribution to Kapıköy and Esendere border crossing Central Anatolia and the Silk Road to ease traffic through the tunnel on the connecting route to the Mediterranean region and Turkey's transport activities in the region this project to strengthen the road network in the East-West corridor.
With the launch of the tunnel 5-20 travel time from 30-3 to 5-XNUMX minutes. Thus, time and fuel saving has contributed to the national economy.
The 2306 meter tunnel cost about 120 Million Liras.