Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu, Ulukışla-Yenice Railway line project has been included in the investment program of the General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments as the Aksaray-Ulukışla-Yenice high-speed train line. Tender preparations continue for the Aksaray-Ulukışla-Yenice high-speed train line. "
The first test drive was carried out on the Konya-Karaman high-speed train line with the participation of the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu. TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun and TCDD Transportation General Manager Hasan Pezük also attended the test drive.
Providing information about the line, Karaismailoğlu said, “The infrastructure, superstructure, electrification and station arrangements of our Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla High Speed Line Project in the 102-kilometer Konya-Karaman section have been completed. I hope we will start high-speed train operations in June. " said.
Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, who travels between Ankara and Karaman by high speed train, made examinations on the High Speed Line between Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla. Speaking to the press, Karaismailoğlu stated that the signaling test and certification works in the Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla High Speed Line Project are continuing successfully; He noted that the line capacity between Konya and Karaman will increase 3 times.
"With our projects such as the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, we have made the New Silk Railway a preferred commercial route in the world."
Stating that Turkey is equipped with projects on a global scale in land, air, sea and railways, Minister Karaismailoğlu noted that a great distance has been taken towards becoming one of the world's largest economies.
Karaismailoğlu said, “Our investments had a total impact of 2003 billion dollars on the Gross Domestic Product and 2020 billion dollars on production between 395-837,7. It contributed to the realization of indirect and direct employment for an average of 1 million 20 thousand people annually. Within the scope of the Reform that will make our country a global logistics power, we have made the New Silk Railway a preferred commercial route of the world with our projects such as the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line. "We became the dominant of the Middle Corridor by connecting Europe and Asia with Marmaray once again."
"Capacity will increase 3 times in Konya-Karaman High Speed Line"
Minister Karaismailoğlu emphasized that all existing conventional lines have been renewed and that they have expanded the coverage area of High Speed Train lines, making travel between many cities fast, comfortable and safe.
“Today we came to Karaman with a good news. The infrastructure, superstructure, electrification and station arrangements in the 102-kilometer Konya-Karaman section of our Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla High Speed Line Project have been completed. Finally, our signaling test and certification works continue successfully. Hopefully, we will start high-speed train operations in June. Our line will also be able to serve our electric, conventional train services. Line capacity will also increase 3 times.
"We are working to bring Karaman closer to Adana"
Minister Karaismailoğlu, who stated that in the Konya-Karaman-Ulukışla High Speed Line Project, which is completely 237 kilometers, continues to work rapidly in the Karaman-Ulukışla section and that the physical realization rate has reached 76 percent, completed his speech as follows.
“The Ulukışla-Yenice Railway line project, another part of our line, was included in the investment program of the General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments as the Aksaray-Ulukışla-Yenice high-speed train line. Tender preparations continue for the Aksaray-Ulukışla-Yenice high-speed train line. "
“We are working to bring the developing industrial, agricultural and tourism city of our country, Karaman, closer to another big city, Adana. When the construction of all sections between Konya-Karaman-Mersin-Adana is completed, we will be able to travel at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour on our line. "