Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Turkey, said:Halkalı- There are 8 stations on the airport line and the main line length is 31,5 kilometers; A depot connection will be made at 2,5 kilometers. Our Gayrettepe Kağıthane airport line is 38 kilometers and consists of 9 stations. Our two lines, designed for a speed of 120 kilometers per hour, will ease the traffic load of the mega city Istanbul and will be the fastest subways in Istanbul.
K. Drawer(Halkalı)-Basaksehir-Arnavutkoy-Istanbul Airport-Eyüp(Göktürk)-Kağıthane-Gayrettepe Warehouse Area of Beşiktaş Metro First Rail Welding ceremony was held. Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu; Stating that they brought very important works such as Marmaray, Eurasia Tunnel, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge to Istanbul; He also noted that they will crown the services rendered with the "Kanal Istanbul Project", the construction of which will begin soon.
“We will crown our services with the Kanal Istanbul Project, which we will start to build soon.”
Stating that they have renewed all of the existing conventional lines and expanded the coverage of the YHT lines, making travel between many cities fast, comfortable, safe and environmentally friendly, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “We have made our city the transit center of the world with our Istanbul Airport. We will crown our services with the Kanal Istanbul Project, which we will start to build in the near future. While increasing our global logistics efficiency with this alternative commercial water corridor, we will clear the Bosphorus from environmental risks and accident possibilities, and we will bring the peace, cleanliness and calmness it deserves.”
“When our projects are completed, our ministry will have done more than half of Istanbul's urban rail systems”
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the services that have been continuing uninterruptedly for many years to Istanbul continue with kilometers of rail system projects today; He shared the information that in addition to the 80-kilometer urban rail system that has been brought to Istanbul so far, the total length of the 5 important metro lines in progress is 91 kilometers. Karaismailoğlu said, “The length of the two metro lines, which we will start to build very soon, is 13,5 kilometers. When our projects are completed, our ministry will have done more than half of Istanbul's urban rail systems. Making every point of Istanbul accessible with the rail system will ease all Istanbul traffic and increase the quality of life of Istanbulites,” he said.
“We are starting a new 13,5 km rail system line in Istanbul.”
Expressing that the work continues intensively on the metro lines in Istanbul, Minister Karaismailoğlu listed the metro lines under construction in Istanbul.
“Besiktas-Gayrettepe-Kağıthane-Eyüp-Istanbul Airport Metro line and Küçükçekmece -Halkalı- Başakşehir-Arnavutkoy-Istanbul Airport Metro line, Pendik-Tavşantepe-Sabiha Gökçen Airport Metro line, Bakırköy coast (IDO)-İncirli-Bahçelievler-Güngören-Kirazlı Metro line, Başakşehir-Çam Sakura hospital-Kayaşehir Metro line, the works are intense. continues. In addition to these lines; We will also start the Altunizade-Ferah Mahallesi-Çamlıca Bosnia boulevard Rail System line and Kazlıçeşme-Sirkeci Urban Transportation and Recreation Transformation projects as soon as possible. The total length of our ongoing metro lines in Istanbul reaches 91 kilometers. We are also starting a new 13,5 km rail system line. We will finish all of them in 2023”.
Halkalı Minister Karaismailoğlu, who shared information about the Warehouse and Gayrettepe Metros, continued his words as follows:
“Continuing Halkalı-As of today, on our Başakşehir-Arnavutkoy-Istanbul Airport line; 74 percent of our NATM tunnel excavations and 60 percent of TBM tunnel excavations; We have completed 93 percent of the warehouse connection line NATM tunnel excavation. While NATM excavations are progressing at the stations, 6 TBM mainline excavations are continuing. Excavation and filling works in the warehouse area have been completed.”
“We are free from lies and slander; We will continue to work for the welfare of our country.”
Reminding that they opened the Hasdal-Basaksehir section of the 7th section of the Northern Marmara Highway and the Camlica Tower with the ceremonies attended by the President a short time ago, Minister Karaismailoğlu noted that the works in the subway constructions continue on a 7/24 basis.
Karaismailoğlu, “Like others; We did not refrain from making the roads of hospitals. Like others, we did not stop the metro lines that were started. On the contrary, we accelerated it even more. Also, unfortunately, I am very sorry to say that Istanbul saw the days when excavation was poured on the ongoing metro line. Our nation will definitely ask for the account of the damage to this public property, which was openly made by the municipality responsible for its construction. We will continue to work for the welfare of our cities and our country, beyond the daily political conflict and tension, away from lies and slanders," he said.
After Minister Karaismailoğlu's speech, Halkalı and Gayrettepe Metros Warehouse First Rail Welding ceremony was held. Ministry of Transport Infrastructure Investments General Manager (AYGM) Yalçın Eyigün, IMM Assembly Member and Transportation Commission Chairman Abdullah Özdemir, Arnavutköy AK Party District President Mustafa Candaroğlu, Küçükçekmece AK Party District President Recep Şencan and Arnavutköy Deputy Mayor Hamdi Demirhan also attended the ceremony.