Drilling begins in Eurasia Tube Tunnel Project

Drilling begins in the Eurasia Tube Tunnel Project: Lütfi Elvan, the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, stated that the assembly of the 14-meter-high giant mole has been completed in the Eurasia Tube Tunnel Project, which is described as the brother of the Marmaray Project. we are starting to pierce. ”



Minister Elvan reminded that the Eurasian Tube Tunnel Project will be the sister of Marmaray, but only for road vehicles. Tunnel to serve the 90 thousand vehicles per day, one of which will be 2 floors, including one turn, Minister Elvan, "with the decrease in transportation time in the historical peninsula will be a significant reduction in air pollution and fuel consumption," he said.

Minister Elvan stated that the project, which has a cost of over 2 billion liras, has made significant progress in the excavation works and that the progress in the excavation works in the east direction is over 70 percent. Minister Elvan stated that the drilling process of the tunnel that will pass under the Bosphorus is about to begin in the project, which will reduce the distance between Kazlıçeşme and Göztepe from 100 minutes to 15 minutes, said:

Almanya Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) to be used in the project has been specially designed according to the ground conditions and pressure environment of the Bosphorus and it was built in Germany. This giant mole will dig the 3,4 from Haydarpaşa Port to Cankurtaran under the 106 meter of the Bosphorus. We have installed this giant machine with a weight of 1.500 tons and a length of 130 meter at a depth of 40 meters. This giant mole will dig about 10 meters per day and we will complete the excavation process in less than 1,5 years. Bu

Coast Road will not be closed

Stating that they will increase the coastal road between Cankurtaran and Kazlıçeşme within the scope of the project, Elvan stated that the work on the coastal road will start in the summer months. Underlining that the coastal road will not be closed during the works, Elvan said, 'We will make two lanes parallel to the coastal road. We will raise the standard of the road between Cankurtaran and Kazlıçeşme without cutting the coastal road, and the number of lanes will be increased. The Tunnel in question is Bostancı-Kadıköy Elvan pointed out that the vehicles between the tunnels will pass through Sirkeci-Yenikapı-Zeytinburnu and said that the 14,6-kilometer-long project will start at Florya-Sirkeci Coastal Road and end at Göztepe Junction of Ankara State Highway.

6th biggest tunnel in the world





Minister Elvan stated that 8 underpasses, 10 pedestrian overpasses and 4 existing intersection improvements will also be made within the scope of the project, “Intersection and approach roads outside the tunnel will be transferred to Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality free of charge. Only the tunnel will be paid. It is planned that the fee to be received is 4 Turkish Liras in exchange for VAT. Considering that this tunnel will be the 6th biggest tunnel in the world; Even the fuel savings it provides are far above this value. "The tunnel will significantly reduce the exhaust emission emissions as well as significantly relieving the bridge crossings."





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