Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan, the Republic's first years after the neglect of the development of railways have turned into a state policy, he said.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan, in the presentation of the Ministry's budget for the 2019 year in the Parliament's Planning and Budget Commission, the Republic's 100. In competition with the world with services in the field of transport and infrastructure it was reported that they aimed to achieve a prosperous Turkey.
Underlining that the railways, which were neglected after the first years of the Republic, have been re-turned into a state policy, Turhan said that they have developed their logistics infrastructure and activity areas with the railway investments that contribute to the economy.
TRANSPORT OF THE RAILWAY SECTOR INCREASING
Stating that they turned the historical Silk Road into the Iron Silk Road, Minister Turhan stated that this corridor, which was opened last year, will continue to serve exporters and industrialists with freight transportation. Reminding that they liberalized the railways and opened them to competition in order to increase the share and quality of the railway sector in transportation, Turhan added that they are working on projects that will reduce traffic congestion in big cities.
44 MILLION PASSENGER CARRIED WITH HIGH SPEED TRAINS
Underlining that with YHT, they brought comfortable, fast and modern train travel to 2009 percent of the country's population in 40, Turhan stated that 44 million passengers have been transported with YHT so far.
Turhan reminded that Marmaray, which is 13,6 kilometers long and consists of 5 stations between Ayrılıkçeşme and Kazlıçeşme, was put into service in 2013, “20 kilometers between Gebze-Pendik, 24 kilometers between Pendik-Ayrılıkçeşme, Kazlıçeşme-Halkalı 19 kilometers between, studies continue. At the beginning of 2019, we aim to open these segments to business. " gave the information.