Alanya High Speed Train Projects do not reach 2016: Sadık Badak, Ak Party Antalya Deputy, spoke about both Eskişehir-Antalya and Konya-Antalya railway projects and said that the projects in the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization could not reach 2016, even if there is not much objection.
Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım said that 14 major cities will be connected by high-speed train legs. within 5 years Turkey will be connected by high-speed train line 40, the city where 14 percent of the population describing the Lightning's talk about the 14 Metropolitan, Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Eskisehir, Bursa, Kocaeli, Balikesir, Bursa, Afyon, Usak, Manisa, Kırıkkale , Sivas and Yozgat. The center of the high-speed train line will be the capital Ankara. Yıldırım said that they have built 1100 kilometers of high speed train line so far. The Ankara-Istanbul high-speed train line will be put into service at the end of this year.
'ROUTES ARE OK'
On the other hand, the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization initiated the environmental impact assessment process for the Antalya-Kayseri high-speed train project on the borders of Antalya, Konya, Aksaray, Nevşehir and Kayseri provinces and districts.
Providing information about the project AK Party Antalya Deputy Sadik Badak, both Eskişehir-Antalya and Konya-Antalya railway projects, the process to be run quickly, closely followed to implement the project as soon as possible, he said. Badak, Antalya-Konya, known as the Antalya-Kayseri project, the actual and physical planning is finished, the route has completed a large extent of work.
Sadık Badak stated that the environmental impact assessment phase will be carried out separately in the provinces, and it will be clear how long the process will take according to the suggestions and opinions. Stating that if there are not many objections, the process will end in a short time, Badak noted that it is not physically possible for the high-speed train to reach 2016. Badak stated that the work will take at least 4 years, due to the fact that the Taurus Mountains between Antalya and Konya are parallel to the sea and there are very heavy geographical conditions, especially between Manavgat and Seydişehir. Badak said that similar harsh geographical conditions exist between Bucak and Keçiborlu for the Antalya-Eskişehir line, although they are not as heavy.
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