Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Digital Future Summit in Transport and Infrastructure made statements within the scope of Noting that they aim to increase the length of the High Speed Train line from 5 kilometers to 200 kilometers in 5 years, Karaismailoğlu said that during the period of COVID-500 measures, none of the nearly 19 thousand construction sites were closed and they continue to work. Explaining that the domestic and national electric train, which will provide the opportunity to travel at a speed of 4 kilometers, will land on the rails in 160 months, Karaismailoğlu said, "We aim to open the 3-kilometer Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport line next year."
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu answered the questions of journalist and presenter Hakan Çelik in a special session titled "Digital Future in the Transport and Infrastructure Summit". Explaining that they have invested 17 billion lira in 880 years in the transportation infrastructure, Karaismailoğlu said that most of this investment was made on the land route and that a point was reached in this area over time. Emphasizing that they have focused on railway investment as of 2013, Karaismailoğlu stated that they are making a breakthrough in this field and said, “Our citizens will meet by rail more frequently in the next 5 years. The weight of the railway investment will increase. We have very important plans in areas such as the connection of the industries to the railways, logistics and transportation. We are planning the next 50 years, 100 years. Our country met for the first time by high speed train a few years ago. We currently have more than 12 thousand kilometers of railway lines. We will increase our rail system line to 5 thousand kilometers in 18 years. We aim to increase our high-speed train line from 5 thousand to 200 kilometers in 5 years. ”
The national train will hit the tracks in 3 months
Minister Karaismailoğlu pointed out that the Covid 19 epidemic period also stated that they did not experience any problems in transportation and communication during the epidemic period, and that they quickly adapted to the process after the measures returned. Explaining that they have put forward new plans for emission reduction, logistics, mobility, transportation, e-commerce, big data, cloud technology and digital space, Karaismailoğlu said that they are working towards the determined targets. Stating that the domestic and national electric train, which will provide the opportunity to travel at a speed of 160 kilometers, has also reached the completion stage and will be put into service at the end of August, "The factory tests of our National Electric train will begin and will be on the tracks within 3 months."
Gayrettepe Istanbul Airport Metro will be opened in 2021
Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train line will also be opened this year. As of the end of 2020, a citizen riding on High Speed Train from Sivas is located in Istanbul. HalkalıExpressing that he can go to Istanbul by high-speed train without interruption, Karaismailoğlu said, “At the moment, work is continuing on the Ankara-Konya high-speed train line. We connect Konya to Karaman and from there to Ulukışla by high-speed train line. Afterwards, we go to Adana and Mersin. We are connecting the Adana-Gaziantep line from Mersin,” he said.
Karaismailoğlu also explained that they will connect Bursa to the Ankara-Istanbul line and Istanbul to the Kapıkule border line. Çerkezköy-Kapıkule line reported that it is continuing. Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that they aim to open the 38-kilometer Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport line in 2021, and a 32-kilometer Istanbul Airport a year after this opening.Halkalı He explained that they aimed to put the metro line into service. Karaismailoğlu said, "We will weave all over the country with webs like spiders and continue to produce important vision projects."
Work has not stopped at 4 thousand construction sites
Minister Karaismailoğlu, on the question of whether the investments continued during the Covid 19 epidemic and the measures, answered that the work continues at all construction sites. Explaining that there are construction sites for transportation investments all over Turkey, Karaismailoğlu said, "We have approximately 4 thousand construction sites. During the epidemic, none of our construction sites across the country were closed. We have taken all the safety measures, mask and safety precautions. We had a successful pandemic process. None of our work has stopped. In fact, on the day of the curfew, we held a ceremony to see the light 70 meters below the ground in Gayrettepe.
All measures were taken and studies continued.
Karaismailoğlu stated that the construction of the world's largest central span project, the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, continues without interruption and undertakes the construction of very important projects all over the country by taking all precautions. Stating that one of the projects in question is Botan Bridge, Karaismailoğlu said, “We will open Botan Bridge with our President in Siirt Pervari on 11 July. It is a technological work done by the balanced cantilever system with a central opening of Turkey's largest bridge. "It provides comfortable transportation for our citizens there," he said.
Referring to the Karaismailoğlu start 5G test in Turkey, the relevant institutions in this area and they scored a major work with organizations, recently gave a big gospel they might also underlined.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality was like a school
Minister Karaismailoğlu said that the adventure of the transportation sector started in Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), where the transportation industry adventure started in 1995, upon a question regarding daily life and working principles. Expressing that Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality was like a school at that time, Karaismailoğlu said, “It gave us great experiences”. Reminding that the number of vehicles increased from one million in Istanbul to 4,5 million at the time, Minister Karaismailoğlu said that the traffic was more congested in the old period. Emphasizing that Istanbul had great revolutions during this period and that the works that would fit in the centuries have been done in 25 years, Karaismailoğlu also pointed out that very important projects such as Marmaray, Yavuz Sultan Selim, Eurasia Tunnel have been put forward and the city is an example to the world in this field. Describing the projects carried out in the field of transportation and infrastructure in Istanbul in these 25 years, Karaismailoğlu emphasized that they are planning the future, and that there will be a 510-kilometer metro network in Istanbul.