The 2nd Section of the Ankara-Niğde Highway was put into service with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's video conference. Speaking at the ceremony attended by the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, General Manager of Highways Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, and representatives of bureaucrats and contractors, President Erdoğan wished that the second section of the Ankara-Niğde Motorway between the Acıkuyu Junction and Alayhan Junction, which has a length of 152 km, will be beneficial to our country and our nation. .
Underlining the importance of the project in the international corridor and inter-regional transportation network, Erdoğan; “Travel time, which reaches 4 hours on the current route, can now be completed in almost half the time with the shortening of the distance. Thanks to the time and fuel savings that this highway will provide to our country, it will contribute over 1,6 billion liras per year. " He spoke in the form.
Delivering his congratulations to those who contributed to the project that greened the steppe with afforestation and landscaping, our President stated that they will continue to invest and share the happiness of putting the works in the field of transportation into service.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said, “In the last 18 years, we focus on our bright future and strive to bring the best and the newest to the service of our people. We meticulously handled every neglected job, produced solutions and crowned them with projects. " said.
Many innovations that Karaismailoğlu the beginning of the project the Minister said that they have implemented, local and national highway is equipped with intelligent transportation system infrastructure, said Turkey would serve as the smart way. Stating that the highway is equipped with a fiber optic network of 1,3 million meters and 500 traffic sensors placed along the road, Minister said, “Our highway is designed to warn both operators and drivers in case of dangerous situations. It will be managed from the main control center and the road safety will be at the highest level. The control center will be able to warn and inform drivers for security purposes along the way. " shared their information.
"In the field of transportation, our country's integration with the world and making it accessible within itself has been the dynamo of economic development." Emphasizing, our Minister said, “We crossed the non-passable mountains with tunnels and the valleys with bridges. Ankara-Niğde Smart Highway has also taken its place among our giant projects that have been successfully completed. " said.
Stating that the Ankara-Niğde Motorway is one of the projects carried out with the Public-Private Partnership, Minister Karaismailoğlu emphasized that the dynamism of the private sector, public experience and financial support of international financial institutions were brought together and brought into the economy through risk sharing.
After the speeches, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, General Manager of Highways Abdulkadir Uraloğlu and other protocol members cut the opening ribbon and opened the road.
Ankara-Niğde Motorway, which is important in providing the highway starting from Edirne to the Southeast through Istanbul and Ankara; It has a total length of 275 km, including 55 km main body and 330 km connection road. The highway built with the Build-Operate-Transfer Model; The 119st Section of 1 km between Ankara-Acıkuyu Junction and the 59rd Section of 3 km between Alayhan Junction and Gölcük Junction were completed on 4 September 2020. With the completion of the 152 km-long Section 2 between Acıkuyu Junction and Alayhan Junction, the entire highway has been put into service for road users.
Uninterrupted transportation service was established between logistics centers with the highway network connecting the Marmara, Black Sea, Central Anatolia, Mediterranean and Southeastern Regions, and fast and safe access of products and services to the markets was provided.
With the highway, which reduces the journey between Ankara and Niğde, which takes 4 hours and 14 minutes to 2 hours and 22 minutes, a total of 885 billion 743 million TL will be saved annually, including 1 million TL from time, 628 million TL from fuel, and carbon emissions will be reduced by 318 million 240 thousand kilograms annually. .