Tight Tracking to Fight Snow on Railways, Airports and Highways; Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan stated that 68 thousand 254 km road network was monitored 7/24 with cameras and information systems at the Snow Protection Center opened by the General Directorate of Highways (KGM).
Minister Turhan, gave information about the efforts to combat snow.
Explaining that there are efforts to combat snow and ice throughout the country in order to make citizens travel safely and comfortably in the winter season, Turhan said that the roads are prepared with the Gendarmerie and Police Departments each year, according to their importance, physical condition and traffic volume.
Turhan stated that there are vehicle tracking system in 9 thousand 735 of 5 thousand 750 work machines and camera in 250 of them. At the Snow Protection Center opened by the General Directorate of Highways, 68 thousand 254 kilometers of road networks, cameras and information systems are monitored 7/24. Within the scope of the fight against snow, 432 thousand 12 personnel will work from 146 centers this year. ” he spoke.
Turhan emphasized that if the drivers do not act in accordance with the seasonal conditions, the roads will be closed, warning that the traffic rules should be observed in order not to experience similar problems.
“Alo 159 line provides 7/24 free service”
Minister Turhan stated that the "Alo 159" line, where information about highways can be obtained, is available 7/24.
In order to prevent vehicles from slipping on the roads, Turhan transfers approximately 419 thousand 757 tons of salt, 371 thousand 148 cubic meters of salt aggregate (mixture of sand and gravel), 4 thousand 12 tons of chemical solvent and 100 tons of urea are stored. .
Turhan, the traffic flow is intense with the Bolu Mountain Tunnel and 15 July Martyrs and Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges, thanks to fixed cameras, said they watched live from the center.
“Should not be insistent to enter the closed road”
Pointing out the importance of installing winter tires on vehicles, Turhan emphasized the need to be sensitive about the seat belt.
Turhan pointed out that information about the road and the weather on the route should be taken before traveling in winter and said:
“The vehicle must have a chain, tow rope and chock. Considering the negative situations, the fuels of the vehicles should be kept full, spare food and clothing suitable for winter conditions should be kept. Attention should be paid to sudden landslides and collapse events in areas with excessive rainfall. In road sections that are closed due to unfavorable weather conditions, it should not be insistent to enter the road, vehicle owners who are stranded should not leave their lane and assist the officers. ”
Minister Turhan stated that the drivers should leave the left lane empty in order to reach the vehicles that are closed or slide off due to the type of snow-fighting vehicles. used expressions.
Turhan pointed out that the speed of the vehicles should be adjusted according to the load, visibility, road and weather, increasing the vehicle tracking distance of the drivers, complying with traffic signs and pointers, not making lane violation and icing, and demanding to be more cautious and careful. Taking into consideration the weather, road, vehicle and psychological conditions, Turhan suggested not leaving the road tired and sleepless, underlining the avoidance of distracting behaviors such as meeting with the mobile phone at the wheel and smoking, and observing the warnings of the officials.
“Airports are ready for winter”
Turhan emphasized that the preparations at the airports continue at full speed, “304 special-purpose vehicles will be used within the scope of snow-fighting services at the airports. In addition, approximately 700 personnel, trained and experienced in snow fighting services, will work. There are 730 tons of 'icing' liquid material at the airports for use in snow-fighting services. ” found the assessment.
Minister Turhan said that at Istanbul Airport, 26-wheel-drive combined snow fight, 15 compact-type combined snow-fight, 8 snowblower (rotary), 28 snow-plow and "de-icing" liquid spreader will serve here. In addition, Turhan stated that there are 18 aircraft and under bridge “FOD” and 3 snow runway vehicles and 900 runway braking meters, and XNUMX tons of “de-icing” liquid material was ordered by the airport operator İGA.
Expressing that the fight against snow was carried out at Atatürk Airport with 19 special purpose vehicles and approximately 100 State Airports Authority (DHMİ) personnel, Turhan said that 205 tons of “de-icing” liquid material was kept ready.
“YHT sets, diesel locomotive and train series will be available”
Turhan also stated that all personnel will be on alert on a 24-hour basis in order to keep the railway lines open in the winter. “Snow plow vehicles and team will be kept ready in Konya for the eastern regions where high winter conditions and the high-speed railway line. The cruise speed of high-speed trains will be reduced when necessary. ” said.
Turhan, high-speed train operations in the face of possible negative YHT sets, diesel locomotives and train arrays will be made available, he said.