State and State of Railroads
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yıldırım, at Istanbul Expo Center, ”Eurasia Rail-3. After the opening ceremony of the Railway Light Rail Systems Infrastructure and Logistics Fair, he answered the questions of the press members.
Yıldırım, on the question about the opening of railway transportation to the private sector, said, “State Railways are now open to private companies. Until now, railways have been used only by the State Railways for passenger and freight transport. Just like in airports and highways, everyone can now use the infrastructure. Railways will continue to operate, "he said.
Stating that those who want to transport freight and passengers on certain routes as well as the State Railways can operate as part of the permissions granted by the General Directorate of Railway Regulations, Yıldırım said, “For example, he will carry transportation from Kayseri to Samsun, mine from Sivas to Samsun or will carry other products, now State Railways can do this transportation. Nobody else can. How do we make the roads? Everybody makes transportation. This will be the same. They will provide their train, wagon, locomotive by providing the necessary fee and they will carry out the transportation. It's the same on the airline. We build the airport, but everyone can use it in a certain order. The name of this is liberation. ”
MAINTENANCE, SIGNALIZATION AND ELECTRIFICATION WILL BE HELD IN THE STATE
Yıldırım said that there is demand on the subject, but since there is no legal opportunity in this regard, the demands could not be met until now, ”Railways are divided into two sections. One of them remains the same as the State Railway we know, as the infrastructure operator. The other is the normal bodywork operator. In other words, it turns into a company that will carry passenger and cargo transportation. The important point is that; "The maintenance, signalization and electrification of railways will remain in the hands of the state on railways."
Lightning, airlines would be specified in the railways if the same thing happened, "Aviation in 2003 was that there were 8,5 million Türkiye'de- transport. There were 300 thousand tons of cargo. Today we have reached 2,5 million tons of cargo. With 65 million people domestically, flights to 50 airports became available. World aviation stagnated, or even declined took Turkey went to his head. State Railways' prices will become reasonable and railways will be used more effectively. ”
"Can Turkish companies acquire foreign partners?" Lightning is the question, "Everyone has to be local companies, namely established under the laws of the Republic of Turkey for the Turkish company must be able to transport in Turkey. It does not matter if it comes from abroad, it may be a partner, but the company must be Turkish. It is separate in transit passes. There is a separate method of passing and entering our country ”.
“LET'S NOT MAKE QUESTION MARKING IN LARGE PROJECTS WITH AFAKI SPEECHES”
In response to the question “When will the renovation begin on the Bosphorus Bridge”, Yıldırım said, “We are about to finish our work on this issue. We will announce to the public in a comprehensive manner the schedule and how to do it in advance. ”
In response to the claims that some trees were cut during the construction of the third bridge, Yıldırım said, “Let's not create a question mark in large projects with aphakia speeches. 3. North Marmara Motorway bridge and is vital for Turkey and Istanbul. In the project, all kinds of measures have been taken to protect the environment and in practice, maximum attention has been paid to it. There is no such thing as 'no way to the forest'. It is most logical to cut down a certain number of trees to save the forest. Moreover, the floor and excess of the trees to be cut will be planted. There is no need to worry about this issue, all kinds of measures will be taken. ”