Prime Minister Yıldırım spoke at the opening of the Eurasia Tunnel: Speaking at the opening of the Eurasia Tunnel, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said, "Nobody will be able to break the relations with Russia."
The opening ceremony of the Eurasia Tunnel was attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, President of the Parliament Ismail Kahraman and Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communications Ahmet Arslan, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Kadir Topbaş and 11. President Abdullah Gul attended.
The Quran began to be read after the National Anthem at the ceremony. Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım made statements at the opening ceremony. Highlights from Yıldırım's speech are as follows:
'THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO MAKES THIS WORK SQUARE'
Dear Istanbulites, I greet you all. Welcome for the big day. I wish the Eurasia Tunnel, which connects the continents, to be auspicious. I thank everyone who created this work. On this occasion, I commemorate our cherished martyrs.
'DOUBT TURKISH RELATIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA IS A LOW FOR BREAKS provocation'
Dear Istanbul residents, the Ankara Ambassador to Russia died as a result of an abusive attack last night. Terrorism once again showed its low face. Turkey This event is without a doubt a provocation aimed at disrupting relations between Russia low. Who works if you try to do what Turkey will continue to develop relations of Russia. They will not be able to break it.
'THE EURASIA TUNNEL IS ONE OF OUR BIGGEST DREAMS'
Turkey will continue to work to enhance friendship. We are determined to eliminate the instability in the region in Syria-Russia, we are taking firm steps. We set off to make everything easier for our people. The Eurasia Tunnel was also one of our biggest dreams. We came together by turning dreams like Marmaray and Yavuz Sultan Selim Osman Gazi into reality. Every great project, every service is for our cherished nation, who is the right labor of these lands. Turkey's growth potential to be able to stop any evil forces. Asia and Eurasia Tunnel of Turkey, which bridges Europe for 600 years will not bring any power string. Turkey will not give up his life as evil areas of rule of law.
'WE CONSIDER THE OWN EVENT WITH THE DAMAGE'
Turkey will deviate from the line of justice. They will not harm our millennial brotherhood in Anatolia. We'il live brothers. We'il fight till the end. We condemn yesterday's curse. Those who make this event will not be able to achieve the aims of these twisted minded deviants. Dear guests, we said road civilization. 14 have built 6 bin split road over 19 thousand kilometers per year.
'WE HAVE OUR NUMBER OF AIRPORTS TO 2'
Our 76 provinces were connected. We renewed our 156-year railway networks. We went from the black train to the high-speed train. We have doubled our number of airports. Today, the name of the country which is the world's largest airport is Turkey. Hopefully we will open on February 2, 26.
NO PASSENGER CHARGES IN TRANSITIONS
The companies that will complete the 1 billion 245 million 121 thousand 188 US dollars Eurasia Tunnel will operate the tunnel for 24 years and 5 months. In the Eurasia Tunnel, no fee will be paid in either direction for the passengers inside the car. The Eurasia Tunnel, which is expected to pass 120 thousand to 130 thousand vehicles at the beginning, will be able to pass through both HGS and OGS on two departure and two arrival roads. There will also be no cash counter, and no additional payment will be made for the passengers in the vehicle.
THE ROUTE OF THE EURASIA TUNNEL
The Eurasia Tunnel, which will serve the Kazlıçeşme-Göztepe line, where vehicle traffic is intense in Istanbul, covers a total of 14,6 km. The journey time on the route will decrease from 100 minutes to 15 minutes. The speed limit will be 70 km in the Eurasia Tunnel. Another question that citizens who wonder about the route of the tunnel is curious about the route, "Where will the Eurasia Tunnel entrance be made?" It was. Entry from Asia will be by Harem Üsküdar; Entrance from the European continent is by Catikapi Fatih.
HOURS ON THE TUNNEL
The Eurasia Tunnel, which will start accepting vehicles at 21:07.00 on the morning of December 21.00, will continue until 30:24 on the same day. The tunnel will run for a certain time, not 14 hours, until 30 January. With the application that will start with 24 hours, the system will be switched to the XNUMX-hour working system on XNUMX January at the latest.
FEATURES OF THE TUNNEL
- Those who are curious about the tunnel, which is expected to relieve traffic in the Bosphorus, Galata, Unkapanı, Kazlıçeşme and Göztepe regions, and the features of the tunnel are briefly summarized on the tunnel's official website. Here are those explanations, including information about the structure of the Eurasia Tunnel!
- With its advanced technology, the Eurasia Tunnel provides safe and comfortable travel on this route. Features such as modern lighting, high capacity ventilation and low slope of the road increase the comfort of the ride.
- The Eurasia Tunnel, built as two floors, is expected to be used by more than 100 thousand vehicles per day. Its two-storey construction also positively affects driving comfort thanks to its contribution to road safety. One-way crossing is provided on each floor from 2 lanes.
- Continuous travel is possible in adverse weather conditions such as fog and icing.
- The Eurasia Tunnel offers the fastest access between existing airports in Istanbul.
- Reduction of traffic density decreases exhaust emissions.
- A significant decrease in traffic is achieved in the eastern part of the historical peninsula.
The Eurasia Tunnel was developed in such a way that the silhouette of Istanbul is not harmed in all its stages. The lighting techniques applied in the interior architecture and the motifs from the traditional Turkish architecture reflect the identity of Istanbul at the tunnel entrances.