Channel Istanbul and 19 will be an island

Channel Istanbul
Channel Istanbul

After the realization of Kanal Istanbul, a part of Istanbul will become an island. With the channel connecting Marmara and the Black Sea, 35 of the 19 districts on the European Side will remain on the island side and 6 on the island. Connection to the districts outside the island will be made free of charge with 6 bridges.

Channel Istanbul, the route of which is finalized, will start from Küçükçekmece to Durusu via Sazlıdere and from Durusu to the Black Sea. The length will be 45 kilometers and the width will be 600 meters. The channel, which will provide direct connection from Marmara Sea to the Black Sea, will provide an alternative to ship traffic and the water depth is expected to be 25 meters.

About 453 million square meters new city…

The new city, which is planned to be built on approximately 453 million square meters, will constitute 30 million square meters of Kanal Istanbul. In the new city also 76 3 the size of million square meters. Airport.

In the meantime, an interesting detail is seen when the route of Kanal Istanbul is examined. Accordingly, when the project is completed, Istanbul will have one of the largest islands in the world. Many districts of the European side of Istanbul will be surrounded by land on four sides.

The island will be formed on the European side where the channel will be divided into two

Channel Istanbul will be divided into two on the European side of the island side of the 19 district will take place. 6 district will stay outside the island. Çatalca, Silivri, Büyükçekmece, Esenyurt, Avcılar and Beylükdüzü districts are not located in the island, while Arnavutköy, Küçükçekmece, Bahçelievler, Başakşehir, Bağcılar, Güngören, Zeytinburnu, Fatih, Bayrampaşa, Esenler, Gaziosmanpaşa, Sultangazi, Eyüp, Bakırköy, Beyoğlu, Beşiktaş, Kağıthane , Sisli and Sariyer will be located in the island.

The transition to the districts to be separated by the channel will be provided by the new 6 bridge. The total cost of the bridge is expected to reach 5 billion pounds will be free of passage. The bridges will be built before the canal. D100, TEM and D20 highways will also be connected to the highways above the water level. In the construction of the bridges, the Kentucky Louisville Downtown Bridge model in the USA will be applied.

About Kanal Istanbul Project

With the implementation of the planned İstanbul Kanal Istanbul ”Project within the borders of Istanbul, Avcılar, Küçükçekmece, Başakşehir and Arnavutköy districts; reducing the overly dominant in the Bosporus, prevention of incidents that may occur after a possible accident at sea and hence cruise of the Bosphorus, life, the provision of goods and environmental security for all countries that use the Turkish Straits as well as for Turkey is of great importance. The planned project aims to minimize the ship traffic that threatens the life and cultural assets of the Bosphorus and to provide alternative access to vessels exposed to heavy traffic at both entrances.

In the present case, detailed engineering studies ongoing Kucukcekmece Lake at approximately 45 kilometers long - Sazlıdere Dam - Terkos the following East to the corridor of the building work to be completed in contain year 5 the year 100 the condition of necessary maintenance Istanbul hence is expected to serve Turkey.

Kanal Istanbul Environmental Impact Assessment Report

The full Canal Istanbul Environmental Impact Assessment Report can be downloaded HERE. (The file is 141 MB)

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