High demand for Diyarbakır light rail line
Within the scope of the Urban Transportation Master Plan prepared by the Metropolitan Municipality, the construction of the light rail line will start this year. 3 will cost 250 million pounds to be completed in the year.
Ibrahim Altun, Head of Transportation Department of the Metropolitan Municipality, stated that under the scope of the Urban Transportation Master Plan work, the feasibility studies of Light Rail System Line Projects launched in 2 years ago were carried out under the supervision of Boğaziçi University under the responsibility of Boğaziçi Project Engineering Company.
This year the construction work in September or will begin in October, it is to record what they found in the loan application to the Provincial Bank Altun, conducted in Turkey reported that this kind of work of all the provinces supported by the Bank.
Explaining that Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Osman Baydemir also met with the Minister of Environment and Urbanization, Erdoğan Bayraktar and Iller Bank officials, Altun stated that they hope that there will be no problem with the loan.
- There's an intensive demand
Noting that the planned route for the light rail line starts from Dağkapı Square and extends to the Training and Research Hospital in Kayapınar district, Altun noted that the length of the line will be 14,3 kilometers and 18 stations will be included in the project route.
Altun, stating that the stations are currently in line with the bus stops being used extensively, indicates that the average operating speed is predicted as 22 kilometers per hour, and the total rotation time of the line lasting approximately 37 minutes will be approximately 78 minutes in one direction, 4 number of vehicles could reach the number of voyage.
Metropolitan Municipality Transportation Department Head Ibrahim Altun, said:
”The cost of the system will cost 250 million pounds. We made a plan to be in service within 3 years. This year, the construction will start in September or October. We applied for a loan to Iller Bank for the light rail line and started the related processes. The construction of the rail line all provinces in Turkey gave support to the Bank. We applied. I don't think there will be a problem. There is an intense demand from citizens. Everyone is waiting for this. We made the necessary plans. We prepare the technical specifications. The public is also waiting for a modern transportation service. Turkey has in the big city. We want to put this into service in Diyarbakır. Light rail system line was not foreseen in transportation planning before. In our last studies, it was revealed that there should be a rail system line. With the increase in population, the light rail system line became a must in Diyarbakır. ”
Altun will be a great relief in urban traffic thanks to the line, stressed that the system will increase public public transport service.
“We will make this system even if it is our own means. But if the loan request is approved, our job will be easier. ”Altun added that they want to offer citizens a light rail service with a modern urbanism approach.
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