Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan announced that the Eurasia Tunnel will serve 24 hours by the end of the month.
Eurasia Tunnel will be in service for 24 hours at the end of the month: Stating that the Eurasia Tunnel has not reached the level they want yet, Arslan said, “You open these types of projects gradually. The Eurasia Tunnel is currently working 14 hours between 07.00-21.00. Our goal is for the system to settle down. You do not have the chance to test a system that will pass 100 thousand vehicles over time. We take the necessary measures while living, and we provide 14-hour traffic service. We fix possible problems and deficiencies at night. This is the case with all similar projects. " used the expressions.
Arslan stated that the Eurasia Tunnel will serve 24 hours by the end of the month, and that any deficiencies or malfunctions are not in question at this stage. Arslan said, "Our prediction was to intervene in the events within 2-3 minutes, we are doing that too." he spoke.
Arslan said that when the users enter the Eurasia Tunnel, they make horizontal bends in order not to be disturbed by the psychology of "I am in a very deep place" and continued as follows:
“You only feel it in a short distance when you come at the deepest point and go up again. Despite this, 106-5 people have been psychologically disturbed by saying 'I am 6 meters below the sea' and they have been helped within 2-3 minutes. Lighting of the Eurasia Tunnel is very different so that people are not disturbed. First, it changes gradually to get rid of monotony, secondly, there is a light similar to daylight so that I entered the tunnel without psychology, on the contrary, people can travel in peace and comfort. We put this into practice with the support of experts who are the authority of this business. People should know that when we do this type of work, we work in advance and implement everything that will make their lives easier. "
Asked whether the direct benefits of the Eurasia Tunnel to the July 15 Martyrs' Bridge were made measurable, Arslan said, “After the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge was opened, the other 2 bridges had taken the 30 percent load. After the Eurasia Tunnel was opened, there was a serious decrease in the traffic of the July 15 Martyrs Bridge. However, as we make life easier, passage through bridges becomes easier, those who say 'I cannot handle this traffic for 1-1,5 hours' and do not go to the bridge, when they see the relief on the bridge, they also get into traffic. In fact, this also increases some traffic. " he spoke.