In Uşak, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, Deputy Minister Enver İskurt, TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun, Uşak Mayor Mehmet Çakın, Uşak Deputy İsmail Güneş, Mehmet Altay and their delegation, Ankara-İzmir High Speed Train Project, Eşme-Salihli Section T1 Tunnel excavations participated in the initiation ceremony.
Adil Karaismailoğlu, the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, stated that they invested 2020 billion TL in railways only in 13,6 and that they made the railways a state policy during their governments.
Adil Karaismailoğlu emphasized that huge investments have been made in the field of railway, which is an efficient, fast and comfortable alternative in every age, and said, `` In the last 19 years, we transferred 1 percent of the 19 trillion budget we have allocated for transportation and communication investments in our country to railways. '' .
Emphasizing that the railway was given importance during the establishment of the Republic and that only 1950 kilometers of new railway line was built in 2003-945, Karaismailoğlu said:
'We increased our railway line length to 12 thousand 803 kilometers. We increased the railways investment rate from 2013 percent in 33 to 2020 percent in 47 and invested 2020 billion lira in railways in 13,6 alone. Last year alone, we manufactured 8 thousand 664 meters of tunnels, 5 thousand 214 meters of viaducts on railways, and one thousand 213 meters of junction line. We have made railways a state policy again. We started the Railway Reform. '
"High Speed Train Projects"
Karaismailoğlu speed rail under the name of the people during half a century, noting that they perform the high-speed train waits longingly dream, Turkey is the world's eighth said he became the sixth European high-speed rail operator.
Underlining that the Ankara-Konya and Ankara-Istanbul YHT lines, which were put into service after the Ankara-Eskişehir line, made the high-speed train service an indispensable transportation service for the public, Karaismalioğlu said, "So far, about 60 million passengers have been carried on our YHT lines. he spoke.
Minister Karaismailoğlu emphasized that they have implemented very important big projects in terms of high speed train, 'Ankara-Sivas, Ankara-İzmir, Bursa-Yenişehir-Osmaneli, Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla, Mersin-Adana-Osmaniye-Gaziantep, Kapıkule-Çerkezköy Our construction works continue on a total of 3 thousand 515 kilometers of high-speed train line, including the high-speed train line.
Stating that they are approaching the end on the Ankara-Sivas line, Karaismailoğlu stated that they even made the final tests.
Karaismailoğlu stated that they will bring the Ankara-Sivas YHT line to the citizens as of June, and said:
'We continue our work quickly and successfully on our Ankara-Izmir high-speed train line. The Ankara-Izmir High Speed Line, which will reduce the travel time between Ankara and Izmir to 3 hours and 30 minutes when completed, is 624 kilometers. In project scope; 41 tunnels with a length of 49 kilometers will be opened, 23.1 viaducts with a length of 56 kilometers will be constructed. In total, 115,8 million cubic meters of excavation and 47,9 million cubic meters of filling will be made. We have completed the infrastructure works 42,43 percent so far. We opened 12 tunnels with a length of 800 meters. We built 14 viaducts with a length of 10 thousand 150 meters. We made 18 million cubic meters of excavation and 66 million cubic meters of filling. '
"A wider railway tunnel will be opened than the Eurasia Tunnel"
Minister Karaismailoğlu pointed out that they are happy to start the excavation of the 3 thousand 47 meters long T1 Tunnel, which is the longest tunnel of the Eşme-Salihli Section of the Ankara-İzmir High Speed line. we are opening a wide railway tunnel. This tunnel excavation diameter of 13,70 meters, the inner diameter of 13,77 meters, which will open using Turkey's most extensive CPC machine. With this method for the first time in Turkey used for both main tunnel and high-speed trains will use the pedestrian tunnel to be used in the security and maintenance of the ambulance, we will build in the same tube 'he said.
Stating that they built two floors in a single tunnel, Karaismailoğlu stated that they will gain both time and cost. Karaismailoğlu stated that they plan to complete both the main tunnel and the security tunnel in 12 months.
"Divided road length exceeded 28 thousand 200 kilometers"
Karaismailoğlu emphasized that they completed projects quickly and securely using the most advanced technologies in the world, and that they became a technology exporter and that they continue their work day and night in the way of service to the nation and the state.
Stating that they increased the length of the divided road from 6 thousand kilometers to over 28 thousand 200 kilometers, Minister Karaismailoğlu said:
'While only 6 provinces are connected to each other by a divided road, we connected 77 provinces to each other by a divided road. We have introduced high-speed train with Turkey. We increased the number of airports from 26 to 56. With Istanbul Airport, we made our country one of the central bases of global aviation. Our THY has become one of the most valuable brands in the world. By building the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, we made the Iron Silk Road from London to Beijing come to life. Our export trains travel one after another from China to Russia. We have completed many giant prestige transportation projects such as Marmaray, Eurasia Tunnel, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Osmangazi Bridge, Istanbul-İzmir, Ankara Niğde and Northern Marmara highways, the project of the century, and we have put it into the service of our people. We continue with the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, Çukurova and Rize-Artvin Airports, Ankara-Sivas, Mersin-Adana-Osmaniye-Gaziantep and Ankara-İzmir High Speed Train lines. '
After the speeches, Minister Karaismailoğlu, members of parliament and protocol members started the excavation by pressing the button. Minister Karaismailoğlu made observations in the area where the excavation started and took pictures with the excavation team.