Turkish Transportation Union Gaziantep Provincial Head Baler Fidan expressed his sadness due to the high-speed train accident in Ankara in his statement, wishing 3 mechanics, 9 people who lost their lives in the accident, head health and patience to the families of the injured, and immediate recovery and recovery for the injured. stated that the accident happened unexpectedly.
Arguing that the accident was due to the lack of a signaling system in the region, Fidan said, “Maybe it was a preventable accident. However, an accident occurred due to the disconnection caused by the absence of a signaling system and the communication between the center and the mechanics via radio and telephone. The accident cannot be attributed to the detained TCDD officers. Our wish is to learn from this accident in Ankara and to prevent future accidents. I hope we will not come face to face with such accidents again, ”he said.
Fidan called for the Gaziray Project, which includes the construction of the high-speed train and tram line in Gaziantep, not to be rushed and said, “As you know, a connection road is being considered with the Gaziray Project in Gaziantep. The Gaziray project is aimed to be completed by the end of March 2019, that is, it is planned to be completed until the local elections. This project should not be rushed for the election promise. By taking lessons from the accidents, the infrastructure works should be done completely ”.
WHAT IS GAZİRAY?
For the transportation problem which is one of the biggest problems of Gaziantep, both the Turkish State Railways and the Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality have made a joint Gaziray project and have taken the biggest way to solve the transportation. Gaziray project will be operated by 25 station with 17 kilometers between Başpınar and Mustafa Yavuz stations. There will be a new stadium, bus station and new residential areas on the route connecting the small industrial site and the organized industrial site. The project, which will serve the suburban series with all kinds of comfort, especially the air conditioning and security system, will make a significant contribution to the urban transportation of Gaziantep, which reaches to the population of 2 million. In the first quarter of 2019 is planned to be completed, with the aim of transporting a thousand people in the first place 100 a day.