Eurasia Tunnel's toll announced

The toll of the Eurasian Tunnel has been announced. According to this, the transitions through the tunnel will be 5 dollar + VAT.
Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan, Eurasia Tunnel (Istanbul Strait Road Tube Crossing) announced that the toll will be 5 dollar + VAT.
Arslan came to the project's head office in Haydarpaşa before the visit to the Eurasia Tube Crossing Project. Here, Minister Arslan was informed about the project that is under construction by the Chairman of the Board of Eurasia Tunnel Operation Construction and Investment Inc. (ATAŞ) Başar Arıoğlu, ATAŞ Senior Manager (CEO) Seok Jae Seo and ATAŞ Deputy General Manager Mustafa Tanriverdi.
Minister Arslan stated that 82 percent of the Eurasia Tunnel construction has been completed and said, "Our goal is to finish the tunnel at the end of the year and offer it to the service of Istanbul and Istanbul." said.
After that, Arslan entered the tunnel from the Anatolian side and made observations until the European side.
Speaking to journalists here, Arslan stated that they have implemented projects that will relieve Istanbul one by one, and said that vehicles will pass through the tunnel under the sea, after Marmaray.
Arslan, the sea surface of the project passing under the 106,4 meter in this sense holds a record, he said, with the record diameter of the tunnel 12 meter was passed.
Arslan said, "This record project allows the traffic in the historical peninsula to pass from under the sea to Anatolia without getting tired of Istanbul anymore." Arslan said, those who want to pass from Anatolia to Europe cross the city in 1,5 minutes, by crossing the bridge in 2 minutes. He said he provided.
Arslan said, “The contribution of the project to the historical peninsula cannot be denied. They claimed that the project would be a burden on the historical peninsula. Eurasia Tunnel is the brother of Marmaray, who came to take the burden of the historical peninsula, not to be a burden. ” said.
“It will continue to serve even in the biggest earthquake”
Projects that received awards in numerous national and international transfer Arslan, the EIA report for the project, though it is not required in Turkey and to the experts in the field of European officials stated that the EIA study was commissioned.
Arslan said, “We reached 82 percent in construction in the Eurasia Tunnel. Our goal is to finish the tunnel at the end of the year and offer it to the service of Istanbul and Istanbul. The project, which should normally be completed in July 2017, will be completed 7 months earlier. In such gigantic projects, it has the habit of being finished after its time. This habit will break. ” he spoke.
Regarding the earthquake resistance of the tunnel, Arslan said, “In an earthquake city like Istanbul, it will continue to serve without the slightest damage even in the largest earthquake, which is thought to happen every 2 years. Nobody should be suspicious in terms of earthquake resistance either in Marmaray or Eurasia Tunnel; projects that will survive without the slightest damage. Really ambitious projects in this sense. ” used expressions.
“It will serve 120 thousand vehicles per day”
Arslan stated that the Eurasia Tunnel will be a total of 14,6 kilometers along the roads on the Asian and European sides and that the 5,5 kilometer is a tunnel.
Stating that they envisage the tunnel to serve 120 thousand vehicles per day and that it has 40 million units per year, Arslan said, “Our studies show that thanks to the facilities it will provide, we will prefer this tunnel and exceed 1 thousand in 2-120 years.”
Toll 5 dollars
Arslan, on a question about the tunnel toll, said, “I know that the toll is indexed to foreign currency. Its opening date needs to be updated. There will be 5 dollars plus VAT. So it will be between 15 and 20 pounds. Let's say as 5 dollars plus VAT. ” he spoke.
After the speech, Minister Arslan was given a photo of the Eurasia Tunnel Project taken at the first signing ceremony. Arslan then signed a helmet to be put in the museum of the project.
After the ceremony, Arslan took photos with journalists and workers.
Travel time between two continents will go down to 15 minutes
The project, which was tendered by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments on the Kazlıçeşme-Göztepe line with the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model, and the construction works are being carried out by Yapı Merkezi and SK E&C partnership, works 7 days and 24 hours. continues uninterruptedly.
The project will go down in the Kazlıçeşme-Göztepe line, where the traffic is very intense, and the project will go down to 15 minutes and with the advanced technology it will provide a safe and comfortable journey on this route.
Modern lighting, high capacity ventilation and low slope of the road will increase the comfort of the journey. The construction of the two floors of the tunnel will contribute positively to driving comfort thanks to its contribution to road safety.
One-way pass will be provided from 2 lanes on each floor. Uninterrupted travel will be possible in adverse weather conditions such as fog and icing. The key connection that completes the road network and the fastest access will be provided between the existing airports in Istanbul.

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