Karaismailoğlu said, “8 kilometers of the high-speed railway line with a project cost of 44 billion will pass through Tekirdağ. Halkalı- Passenger travel time between Kapıkule (Edirne) will decrease from 4 hours to 1 hour and 20 minutes ”.
Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, attended the opening ceremony of the 1st Stage of Hayrabolu-Tekirdağ Road. Reminding that they have invested approximately 18 Billion 6 Million Lira in Tekirdağ's transportation and communication infrastructure in 862 years, Karaismailoğlu said, “The total cost of the 1-kilometer section between Hayrabolu-Kandamış, the 13st stage of Hayrabolu Tekirdağ Road, is 166 million TL”.
"The total cost of the 13-kilometer section is 166 million Lira"
Minister Karaismailoğlu reminded that they invested approximately 18 Billion 6 Million Lira in Tekirdağ's transportation and communication infrastructure in 862 years. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 1-kilometer section between Hayrabolu and Kandamış, which is the 13st stage of Hayrabolu Tekirdağ Road, Karaismailoğlu said, “The transportation of Tekirdağ, which is on the international road route that connects our country to Europe via Hayrabolu-Tekirdağ Road, will be provided with a high standard road network. . The project includes 19 intersections, 4 bridges and 1 overpass, 5 underpasses and 116 hydraulic art structures. The total cost of this 13-kilometer section is 166 million Turkish Liras ”.
"Access to Kapıkule will be easier"
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that with the completion of the project, the access of Tekirdağ Port and industrial zones in the region to Kapıkule will be easier and said, “The trade volume in the region will increase and Tekirdağ province will gain socio-economic gains. Safer transportation will be provided for road users. Travel time in the region will be shortened, and the exhaust emissions of vehicles will decrease. In addition, it will contribute to the national economy by saving from maintenance and operating expenses and by reducing fuel and depreciation expenses ”.
"A new alternative to the Bosphorus Crossing will be created"
Minister Karaismailoğlu continued his explanations as follows: “The 101 km long Malkara Çanakkale Motorway is a very important project that will connect the European side of our country to the North Aegean via Çanakkale. It is of great importance not only for Tekirdağ, but also for the entire Marmara Region and our country. With the Malkara-Çanakkale Motorway and 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, a new alternative to the Bosphorus Crossing will be created for the road traffic that will turn to the west of the Aegean and Central Anatolia, Adana-Konya axis and the Western Mediterranean Regions over Europe and Thrace. "
"HalkalıPassenger travel time between Kapıkule (Edirne) will be reduced from 4 hours to 1 hour and 20 minutes.
“With a project cost of 8 billion, 229 kilometers of high-speed railway line that will carry both freight and passenger will be built. With the completion of the project; Halkalı- Passenger travel time between Kapıkule (Edirne) from 4 hours to 1 hour 20 minutes; freight transport time will be reduced from 6 hours 30 minutes to 2 hours and 20 minutes. The existing line capacity will be increased 4 times. 44 kilometers of this project passes through Tekirdağ and within the scope of this project ÇerkezköyNew passenger stations and new freight stations will be established in. "
After the speeches at the opening ceremony of the 1st Stage of Hayrabolu-Tekirdağ Road, ribbon cutting took place with prayers. Later, Minister Karaismailoğlu carried out a test drive on the road with the Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Mustafa Şentop.