One of the Two Stations on the High Speed Train Line Will Be in Sakarya Center
A Public Meeting was held in Sakarya regarding the "Sincan-Çayırhan-Istanbul Railway Ankara Kocaeli Section" project planned to be built within the borders of Ankara, Bolu, Sakarya and Kocaeli by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments.
Speaking at the meeting held at AKM, Environmental Engineer Özgür Özkan of MGS company, who prepared the EIA Report of the project, said that there will be only 2 stations in the High Speed Train project, which will reduce the distance between Ankara and Istanbul to one and a half hours, and one of them will be in Sakarya Center, north of Karakamış.
Representatives of neighborhood and village headmen as well as environmental organizations attended the meeting held at AKM.
Environmental engineer Özgür Özkan from MGS Project Company, the company that prepared the EIA report, gave information about the project. Explaining that 67.5 kilometers of the high-speed train line will pass through the provincial borders of Sakarya, Özkan said; “There will be only 2 stations along this line from Anlkara to Kocaeli. One of them is Beypazarı and the other is Sakarya. The people of Kocaeli showed us the biggest reaction on this issue. However, in the High Speed Train project, the train has to slow down 10 minutes before entering the station. The train, which will move at a speed of 350 kilometers per hour, will reduce the distance between Ankara and Istanbul to one and a half hours. That's why only 2 stations were planned in the line, ”he said.
Özkan stated that the High Speed Train will pass 15 kilometers north of Sapanca Lake and 4 kilometers south of the Natural Gas Cycle Power Plant; “This project is currently in the feasibility stage. There is no finalized situation yet. All areas on the line route were examined in detail. In fact, the project was changed because it entered the area of the Balıklaya Dam. We will pass our line through agricultural lands, forests and pastures without entering settlements. Therefore, many art structures will be built. Along the line, 22 bridges and viaducts, 50 tunnels and 403 under and overpasses will be built. "We cannot make bends because it is a high speed train line."
In order to start the project at least 4-5 year that records Ozkan, answered questions from the participants.
Nahit Narin, head of Çerçiler Neighborhood of Adapazarı, stated that the villagers had only hearsay information about the project and asked for information on how the line will pass through the neighborhood. Özkan said that Çerçiler Neighborhood is one of the most dispersed settlements and therefore it may affect some houses even though it passes 150 meters south of the quarter. Ozkan; “While this project was being prepared, we preferred not to enter the settlements. However, Çerçiler Mahallesi is a somewhat scattered settlement. Expropriations will be made where there are agricultural lands. For example, if we divide a 6-acre land in the middle and the 3-acre areas on the right and left of the right owner do not work, we will expropriate 6 acres, ”he said.
Stating that the environmental impacts of the project are inevitable, Özkan stated that they will minimize these effects and act in accordance with the laws. Ozkan; “Bridges will be built at the intersection points with the Mudurnu and Sakarya rivers. While the legs of these bridges are being erected, there will be turbidity in the waters, but these will be temporary environmental impacts. We will carry out machine maintenance on concrete floors, not on the ground. Efforts will be made to ensure that the dynamite that will be exploded in tunnel openings will give the least effect. All these factors will be in line with the law. If you find that the law has not been complied with during construction, you can complain in any way. "We want to complete this project without harming the environment."
Responding to the question of how many quarries will be opened with the project and how it will affect the environment, Özkan said; “30 million cubic meters of excavation comes out, and the area to be filled is 29 million cubic meters. For our stone needs, we primarily prefer the licensed permitted quarries available in the region. There is no furnace designated to open at this stage. An EIA study will be carried out for any mine if it needs to be opened in the future. The first target will be the mines currently operated ”.
Özkan said, “The application and detail projects have not been prepared yet, so we are in the horizontal and vertical phase now”. “Later, it will be a project with all the details. Maybe, with your opinion, this project will take place differently ”.
After the speeches, the meeting was completed smoothly and without any doubt.
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