Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu, stating that all the outline and regional flights have been stopped on the railways within the scope of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, said, “We have allocated the idle capacity to freight transportation since passenger processes have been interrupted on our railways. At the moment, we cannot carry our citizens on our railways, but our railways have all the burden they need for the health and future of our citizens. ”
In his written statement, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu recalled that high-speed, outline and regional train services were temporarily stopped as of 28 March 2020, with the restriction of intercity trips within the scope of combating the new type of coronavirus outbreak affecting the world. Expressing that the idle capacity is allocated to the freight trains and used for meeting the logistics needs of the industrialist, manufacturer and exporter, Karaismailoğlu said, “There is an intense demand for transportation especially on Iran and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway route due to the restriction of transportation made with trucks and trucks. As part of the measures taken against the economic effects of the coronavirus epidemic, the vast majority of transports, especially with Iran, started to be made by rail and without human contact. We ensure that all products needed by our citizens are brought to our country via our railways. At the moment, we cannot carry our citizens on our railways, but our railways have all the burden they need for the health and future of our citizens. ”
'LOADS ARE MOVED WITHOUT HUMAN CONTACT'
Ministers Karaismailoğlu, from Turkey to Iran, from Iran in the coming freight cars to Turkey both sides of the locomotive and the staff of the border pass and stressing that came and went without human contact "to be shipped disinfection and wagons from Iran to Turkey Fetching gara. Railways do national and international transportation by taking all precautions. TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. is located at the Iranian railway border gate, which is opened to the passage limited with the commissioning of the wagon disinfection system at the Kapıköy border station. As of April 08, 2020, it delivered 130 thousand 42 tons of freight to the Iranian side with 645 thousand wagons without human contact. From Iran, there are loads with 529 wagons and 20 thousand 924 tons of human contact to our country. However, there are about 329 thousand tons of transportation demand for Iranian transports. ”
'TRAINS ARE IN THE DISINFECT CABINET'
Karaismailoğlu stated that, although only cargo is transported on trains and no human contact is permitted, disinfection procedures are carried out meticulously within the scope of coronavirus measures. Trains are disinfected by taking the cabinets with vehicle disinfection system. Although we only carry cargo on our trains, we do not leave the precaution. We strictly apply disinfection procedures by placing them in the cabins both at the entrance of the country and at the end of the flights. We do not leave our business to chance. ”
46 THOUSAND LOADS FROM BTK IRON ROAD LINE
Karaismailoğlu said that as of 23 February 2020, the border crossing of the border gates to the land and railways has been started to be transported on the railway line as of 5 February 566 in the Baku Tbilisi Kars (BTK) Railway line. Karaismailoğlu said that in this process, 23 tons of cargo was delivered with 500 wagons and 579 tons of cargo were exported on the same line. Export items are mainly made up of various construction materials. An average of 23 tons of cargo is transported to Europe via Kapikule. In addition, private railway train operators continue their cargo transportation by taking all precautions. ”