Çorum Railway project is no longer a dream: AK Party Deputy Çorum and the Turkish Grand National Assembly Manager Salim Uslu made comments on the comments and approaches regarding the railway and 2 highway projects.
Expressing his satisfaction that Uslu, railway and highway projects are included in the 62th Government Program, “We are reaching the happy end of a long effort. As the Çorum family, we have come to today by working with our Deputies, Governor, Mayor, Party Organization and Non-Governmental Organizations since the day we took office for the railway, which is among our top priorities. We live this happiness together. In the past, there were discussions with and without targets in 2023, and today, the 62nd Government program was the last point with the announcement of the Kırıkkale - Çorum - Samsun Railway project. ” said.
Uslu discussed the past works related to the projects, said:
“During the visit of İsmet Pasha to Çorum on May 15, 1925, the citizen saw the demand of“ Ümranyolu-Şimendifer ”as needed,“ he promised that they would try to ensure this. ” (May 20, 1925 - Çorum Newspaper) The first step to fulfill this promise given by İsmet Pasha 89 years ago was to give the AK Party cadres again.
The Kırıkkale - Çorum - Samsun railway preliminary project and feasibility study, which is planned as a high standard line, was tendered on 26 August 2010 and completed on 10 June 2013. On 26 January 2012, Çorum MPs Cahit Bağcı, Murat Yıldırım, Mayor Muzaffer Külcü, AK Party Provincial Chairman Ahmet Sami Ceylan, AK Party Central District President Mustafa Köse, Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Çetin Başaranhıncal and Samsun Deputies visited the Minister of Transport of the period, Binali Yıldırım, and asked for support for the acceleration of the Ankara-Kırıkkale-Çorum-Samsun Railway Project. Minister Yıldırım expressed his satisfaction due to the visit and used the expressions “Ankara- Kırıkkale- Çorum- Samsun high-speed train project will be realized after the works to be done, we will do our best to speed it up”.
In the speech we made on behalf of the Çorum delegation at the AK Party Headquarters on February 7, 2013, at the regional meeting held by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the issue of Railway to our Prime Minister Erdogan was brought to the agenda and the Railway project was expressed extremely important for Çorum. During the meeting, Minister of Transport of the period, Binali Yıldırım, made statements and showed maps. “We support the acceleration of the process. We believe that resolving Çorum's railway problem as soon as possible will bring important gains in every sense not only to Çorum, but also to more than 3 million citizens living in the region. ” he said.
On April 2, Çorum Governor Sabri Başköy and Mayor Muzaffer Külcü and Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Habip Soluk and General Director of Infrastructure Investments Metin Tahan were visited and the details of the rail and highway projects were discussed.
As of June 18, 2014, the details are clear, it will cost about 5,5 Billion TL, double track, 279 Km. Kırıkkale - Çorum - Samsun Railway project, which is long, was sent to the Ministry of Development for the decision of the High Planning Council. The Çorum Railway project, which is also included in the 62nd Government program, is not a dream.
Another gratifying issue in the Government Program is the Highway Projects that Çorum will benefit from. The feasibility and project studies will be started with the Ankara - Kırıkkale - Delice highway, which will be completed with the Build - Operate - Transfer model, which will contribute greatly to our highway transportation network, and it is included in the 62nd Government program of the Gerede - Merzifon highway, which will pass through our Osmancık District. is taken. When the Ankara - Çorum - Samsun Motorway Project is completed, the 404 km road will fall to 380 km and it will provide comfortable travel with the road consisting of 6 lanes. With the completion of the 357 Km Gerede - Merzifon motorway, which also provides Istanbul transportation for our city, we will make it easier to reach Istanbul by motorway.
It has been seen many times that the achievements can be realized through common mind, joint effort and team work, instead of tugging and humiliating the studies for political, ideological or personal reasons. The latest developments proved this once again. Now, the common excitement for Çorum people and the public should be to speed up the process and pursue new investments. ”