BTK Line Expands with Kars-Iğdır-Aralık-Dilucu Railway Project

Maritime Transport and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan, of his statement in the east-west railway, the main backbone of Turkey's railway corridor and Asia to connect both Europe Kars-Igdir-December Dilucu railway line to studies project work, end or He said he would start at the beginning of 2019.

Ticaret The transportation investments we made did not only make life easier for our people, but also developed trade “

Arslan stated that they have implemented many projects such as Marmaray, Eurasia Tube Tunnel, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, Osmangazi Bridge in the last 16 years and said, “Our investments did not only facilitate the lives of our people, but also improved the trade of our country. Railways are very important as they encourage public transportation both for passengers and cargo. The Marmaray Project linked Asia and Europe. The project will be connected to Kars via the High Speed ​​Train Line. The missing link of Marmaray was to go from Kars to Central Asia and China. Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway line is of great importance in terms of fulfilling this function. Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway, the shortest trade corridor linking China from Turkey to London, will allow the passage of Kars. " said.

"From India to China from Iran, Pakistan, Turkey will be load flow"

Noting that the Kars-Iğdır-December-Dilucu Railway Project is of great importance in terms of freight flow, Minister Arslan said, “With the Kars Logistics Center under construction, there will be significant freight flows to Europe and Turkish ports from China, India, Pakistan and Iran. . The Kars-Iğdır-December-Dilucu Railway Project, which will connect the eastern-western railway corridor of our country to Iran and Nakhichevan via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway, is of great importance in terms of load flow. ” he spoke.

”This line will connect our railway lines to Iran and Nakhichevan“

Stating that the line of Kars-Iğdır-December-Dilucu Railway Project will be 224 kilometers long double lines, it is designed in accordance with the speed of 160 kilometers per hour. Kars will have connected the railway lines to Iran and Nakhichevan over Iğdır. ” said.

Stating that the feasibility of the Sivas-Erzincan-Erzurum-Kars Project will be positively affected by providing a railway connection to Iğdır, an important agricultural region, Arslan also said: “Millions of tons of cargo will be carried over the Kars-Iğdır-December-Dilucu Railway line. . The study project of the project will start at the end of 2018 or at the beginning of 2019. Following the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and feasibility update, we will apply for the High Planning Council (YPK) immediately. ”

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway will connect the Line from Kars to Asia via Iran and the Kars-Igdir-Nakhchivan but also with December Dilucu Railway Project will be provided in connection to Europe via Turkey.

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