Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan held a press conference in which he reviewed the year 2017. He also made a statement on 2018 year targets. In his speech, Arslan stated that 15 billion 380 million pounds investment was made in the last 200 year and 28 billion 800 million pounds investment will be made next year.
In his speech, Arslan touched on the transportation projects carried out in the last 15 year in our country from railways to highways, from aviation to maritime and from transportation to transportation. Demir We really care about the railways. We invested in the 8 billion 400 million railways. The highest increase in the investment budget for the coming year will be on the railways again. 14 will be an investment budget of 1 million 200 billion. Our total rail length is 12.608 km. If the signal line length is 5534 km and also at the same time still work in 2324 km. In 2003, this number was 2449 km. So there is an increase of 120. Electric line length is 2120 km while 4660 km'da output. 1.637 km in the electrification work continues. X he said.
Işlet We licensed five private train operators “
Referring to the liberalization of the railways, Arslan said, taşın The amount of freight transported by railways increased to 28 million tons this year. This figure is not the figure that goes through our hearts, but the main reason for this is the efforts to raise the standard of existing lines; As we continue to work both electrically and signaled, many lines are not in operation at this time. As a matter of fact, even though the amount of load does not increase the way we want, there is still an increase of 10-12. The private sector has started freight transport in railway transportation. It was also an important step for the private sector to take advantage of the lines and for this reason we have licensed 5 train operators within the scope of the privatization of the railways. Özel
”We will carry 2018 million passengers with YHT at 7.7“
Arslan continued his speech by saying: toplam YHT sets have taken 6 set in total with the purchase of 19 units. High-speed train services increased by 30 percent. The number of passengers we have carried to date has reached 36 million 800 thousands. Hopefully in the 2018 we will reach the 7.7 million target by adding the 45 million passengers. İn Minister Arslan, YHT'lerin highlighted the completion of the tourism system.
”We would like to offer the Ankara-Sivas YHT line in the first half of 2019“
Giving information about the ongoing railway lines, Minister Arslan said, Yapım We have high-speed train lines in progress. Ankara, Afyonkarahisar, Usak, Manisa, Izmir continues. Ankara, Kırıkkale, Yozgat, Sivas YHT continues our work in the line. Our goal is to finish the 2018 end of the 2019 and the test in the first half of the XNUMX I hope to finish the test. Bursa-Bilecik construction works are continuing. The aim is to connect Bursa to Istanbul and Izmir. We continue our work between Konya-Karaman-Niğde-Ulukışla. In fact, we opened this line to diesel operation, but it will be made next year to be electrified and signaled. In this way, we will bring this line to the high speed train standards. Mersin-Adana-Osmaniye-Toprakkale construction works continue. Osmaniye-Gaziantep construction work continues at full speed and after Sivas; Sivas-Erzincan between the first section of the tender in Sivas, we have started. Now, the tender process of the Zara-Imranlı section continues. Thus, we will increase our train network gradually. Böylece
”We are planning to open Başkentray in February of 2018“
Stating that they are planning to open Başkentray in February 2018 and aim to transport 2018 million passengers in 12, Arslan stated that the first of 2 ferries to operate in Van Lake will be commissioned at the beginning of the year and the other will be put into operation in the middle of the year. .
”238 million passengers moved in the project of the century“
Finally, Arslan stated that 238 million passengers have been carried in Marmaray so far, and that 2018 million passengers in total have been foreseen in 68.
Minister Ahmet Arslan, all the staff and the citizens ended the speech by congratulating the new year.