Railways will continue without slowing down
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım said, “We will continue to invest for 2-3 more years without slowing down for railways. Afterwards, the rearing up of the railways all over Turkey will follow, "he said.
Yıldırım arrived on the 25th of November at Zafer Airport in Kütahya, where Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan opened. Yıldırım passed from the airport to Afyonkarahisar by road and attended the "Presidential Board Meeting" held in a hotel due to the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Railroad-Labor Union.
Lightning, here in his speech, railroads's said that great importance for Turkey, the railways of Turkey's only load, not the passengers, wartime ammunition, soldiers, peacetime the culture, tradition, beauty, north and south, that move between east and west, different He said that he fused people living in places with each other.
Ataturk's Turkey railways for the "welfare way" by announcing that it is launching the railway mobilization reminiscent of the Lightning, he said:
“After the automotive entered the human life in 1950 and after, railways experienced an unfortunate period. Our Prime Minister made the development of railways a state policy and the railways started to stand up again in 2003. When I started working, we doubled the budget allocated for railways in the first year and determined it as 250 million liras. Now, in the budget for 2013, we allocated approximately 8 billion lira to railways. Railways have reached very different points in 10 years. Today, the average new railway length of 1 year has reached 135 kilometers. There are still ongoing projects over 3 thousand kilometers. We completed the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train Project to Eskişehir. We finished the Ankara-Konya line. Today, the number of passengers carried on two lines has exceeded 6,5 million. 73 percent of passenger traffic between Eskişehir and Ankara was started by high-speed train. Around 400 subsidiary industries specialized for railways have developed and created thousands of jobs. ”
- "We brought the mountains to the knees" -
Yildirim, Turkey's will now do everything from A to Z information about railways, noting that it has the experience and strength, "Everyone is looking at it with envy. The US Minister of Transport was surprised when he examined the railways in Eskişehir, and said, 'We don't have this railway.' We riddled every inch of Bilecik ramps between Eskişehir and Istanbul and brought the mountains to the knees. The length of the viaducts is 2-2,5 kilometers, and in the 100-kilometer part there are 56 kilometers of tunnels. In Kars-Tbilisi-Batumi Project, we will open the project that will connect Central Asia to Europe through Anatolian territory in 2014. We became the 6th in Europe and the 8th in the world with the high speed train. We will work even more. ”
Emphasizing that they give importance to the capital of domestic railways Yıldırım, said:
“In this regard, we set 51 percent for vehicles purchased in Ankara Metro and 35 percent for Marmaray. In all subsequent purchases, point to the structure of this business in Turkey 'call. Many factories were established. Eskisehir has sold 30 of the world's most advanced locomotives to the UK today and produces 20 of them for railways. 80 electric locomotives are also partnered with Koreans for railways.
Source : www.haberciniz.biz