Ending 12 years of construction Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train project to the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) General Directorate of Business is scheduled for 2 billion 50 million pounds spending. According to the compilation made by the 2021 Investment Program, a total investment of 17,8 billion lira in railway transportation is expected this year.
AKP's President Tayyip Erdogan gave an opening date for the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train Line project, the foundation of which was laid in 2008, and stated that the line, which he came before the March 31 local elections, will open in 2019 Ramadan Feast.
The Ankara-Sivas YHT line, whose opening is constantly delayed, is planned to be operational this year. Travel time between the two provinces with the line will be reduced from 12 to 2 hours.
Ankara Sivas YHT Line Total Cost Uncertain
With the additional cost of 2 billion 50 million lira to be spent for the construction of Ankara Sivas YHT Line, the issue of how much the project will cost in total came to the agenda again. CHP Sivas Deputy Ulaş Karasu stated that the cost of the line remained uncertain and stated that 3 different costs were spoken for the project, but they did not know which one was real. Karasu said, “I looked at your ministry's budget program on how much this line costs, there is no pricing there. In the social media promotional video published by the State Railways, you stated that the total investment cost of the project was 9 billion 749 million TL. Different statements come from AKP deputies on this issue. A member of the parliament stated that it would cost 13 billion TL in February, this figure increased to 16 billion in August. What is the real cost of this project, we are curious about it. ''