Continuing YHT Projects: Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan, 20 June 2017 organized an iftar program in Ankara Kule Restaurant on Tuesday.
Arslan answering questions of the press after the Iftar, gave information about the investments in railways.
”TCDD and AYGM Working Together“
In the railways sector, the General Directorate of TCDD and the General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments are working together. Arslan underlined that the two institutions in the railway sector have a total of 11,3 billion pounds.
Arslan, High-Speed Train (YHT) and high-speed train (HT) by giving information about the work, 1213 km YHT line of business administration, the construction of a total of 3 thousand kilometers of railway line is continuing, he said.
”Ankara-Sivas YHT Line is Ending in 2018“
Speaking about the progress made in the ongoing YHT projects, Minister Arslan said that the Ankara - Sivas High Speed Railway Project is continuing and that the 2018 is the end of this line.
He stated that all the sections of the Ankara-Izmir High Speed Railway were tendered, that the Bursa-Bilecik HT line was continuing and that the line was opened in 2019.
Konya-Karaman-Ulukisla, Mersin-Adana-Osmaniye-Gaziantep high-speed train line continues to work without slowing down, said Minister Arslan. Uz We work in Aksaray-Ulukışla Niğde Yenice Mersin line. Again, our goal here is to connect Ankara, Konya and Karaman with Ulukışla to Adana and Mersin, and from Kayseri to Nevşehir and Aksaray to Konya-Antalya. we will bring. Another project of Sivas in the direction of Elazığ-Malatya, the project is still working. "
Arslan continued his speech on the following projects: These are Ankara-Kırıkkale-Çorum-Samsun and Erzincan-Trabzon. In addition, the project preparation work on the YHT, HT lines continues, at the end of this year, we will be able to complete the projects in the 2622 km. To mention the major ones of these projects, between Kayseri and Yerköy, Halkalı-Kapikule, Gebze-Sabiha Gokcen Airport-Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge, then the rate Halkalıto go to Europe will be connected to the line, hatta he said