Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, stated that the railways are divided into two as infrastructure and superstructure by the TCDD Transportation Corporation.
Lightning, Parliamentary General Assembly discussed the TCDD Transport Inc. envisages the establishment of Turkey spoke on behalf of the Government of the Draft Law on the Liberalization of Railway Transport.
"Railways are also the culture of this country, it is the folklore and the symbol of its independence," Yıldırım said, adding that during the Ottoman period, there were over 14 thousand kilometers of railway, and when the Ottoman lands were withdrawn to their national borders, this line dropped to 4 thousand 136 kilometers.
Lightning, the young Republic of Turkey emerged from the war Atatürk's great; He stated that the development and prosperity can only be possible with the railways and that the railways will be the biggest locomotive in the development of the country. Stating that this mobilization continued until 1946, Yıldırım stated that a total of 3 kilometers of railroad was built during this period.
Expressing that there was a change in the railway sector in 1950, Yıldırım said, “Automotive winds are blowing in the world, the automotive sector is wreaking havoc around the world like a hurricane, road transport comes to the fore; Meanwhile, the railways are being forgotten ”.
Yıldırım said that the railway mobilization was not continued after 1950, 1950 kilometers of railroad were built between 2002 and 975, and the railway was abandoned to its fate.
Stating that it is said, "You are denigrating and criticizing the past," Yıldırım said, "I don't know if this is a conscious choice, but ultimately the railroads have regressed, lost blood, the railway that has to carry the burden of the country has become the burden of this historical establishment. "It should not continue like this." Yıldırım stated that the railway is the most economical, environmentally friendly and the safest transportation way after maritime, suitable for carrying many loads at once.
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She explained the bill
Explaining his views on the draft, Yıldırım noted that the railways are XNUMX percent owned by the state and the Treasury.
Pointing out that they divide the railways into two as infrastructure and superstructure, Yıldırım said, “Infrastructure continues under the name of TCDD, for superstructure AŞ. TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ. establishing ”he said. Yıldırım stated that the mission of the newly established company is only to transport and carry passengers.
Yıldırım said that in addition to TCDD, companies to be established with sufficient conditions can also transport on existing railway lines and there will be liberalization. Expressing that the issues related to this will be determined by the General Directorate of Railways Regulation, Yıldırım noted that the public service will continue regardless of the cost. “Let's say someone wants to build a railway; For example, it will transport a mine to Gulluk Port and build a railway there, but TCDD will do its signaling. If he wants to do infrastructure management, he has to open it up to others. "Not only the lines of the state are opened, the lines made as the private sector must also be opened," he said.
Incentives for retirement in TCDD
There will be no change in the status of TCDD personnel stating that Lightning, retired from the remaining staff members for a short period of time, 15 40 XNUMX will be paid additional retirement bonuses, he said.
"Our citizens who travel from Ankara to Eskişehir and from Eskişehir to Konya see what has changed in railways," Yıldırım said, adding that the 7 thousand 399 kilometer line was renewed. Yıldırım stated that they established the local railway industry, laid the foundations of the factory that would build the subway vehicles two days ago, and built fast and normal train tracks.
Answering the questions of the deputies, Minister Yıldırım stated that the progress on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line is around 60 percent and said, "We aim to finish the line at the end of this year and start trial runs in the first half of next year."
Binali Yildirim, pointing out that THY was 10 years, at which point some of Turkey; He stated that Europe is the 3rd country with the 7th largest outbound flight in the world.
"3. no problem with the bridge "
Expressing that they have invested 10 billion TL in 25 years for railways, Yıldırım said, “The resources are the same, the resources are the resources obtained from the nation's taxes. The coins are not going to invest in interest because they have confidence and stability in Turkey, "he said.
Minister Yildirim, the implementation of subcontractor workers everywhere, these workers will be employed in security and cleaning work, technical jobs will be staffed permanent staff, he said.
Expressing that the railways will determine the upper limit when they are opened to competition, they will not interfere except it and that the Adana high-speed train project is included in the 2023 program, Yıldırım said, "First of all, freight transportation will be liberalized, and the implementation of passenger transportation will take more time."
Minister Yıldırım, 3. said that the tender for the bridge was made, and that they would lay the foundation in May.