Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, in Istanbul, Küçükçekmece (Halkalı)-Basaksehir-Arnavutkoy-Airport Metro attended the Arrival Ceremony of 2 TBMs. Karaismailoğlu received a briefing from the authorities about the project before the ceremony. After the speech at the ceremony, Minister Karaismailoğlu pressed the button and the TBM machines worked and 10 minutes later, the machines broke the tunnel surface and emerged. The Turkish Flag was hung on the end of the TBM machine.
“The total length of our metros that we offer to our people in Istanbul has reached 80 kilometers”
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Karaismailoğlu visited Istanbul; Stating that they continue to break new ground in order to make it one of the most developed cities in the world, befitting its history and culture; He noted that they carried Istanbul to a completely different point, beyond dreams, with giant projects of the latest technology.
Karaismailoğlu said, “In addition to these giant projects, we are equipping all parts of Istanbul with modern rail system networks. As the Ministry, the total length of the metros we offer to our people in Istanbul, together with the Marmaray and Levent-Hisarüstü Metro Line, has reached 80 kilometers. In our 5 lines, our construction works continue on a 7/24 basis. These lines with a total length of 91 kilometers; Pendik-Tavşantepe-Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Bakırköy (IDO)-Bahçelievler-Güngören- Bağcılar (Kirazlı), Başakşehir-Çam Sakura hospital-Kayaşehir, Gayrettepe-Kağıthane-Kemerburgaz-Göktürk-İstanbul Airport and Küçükçekmece (Halkalı)-Basaksehir-Arnavutkoy-Istanbul Airport metro projects," he said.
“Our ministry will have brought 52 percent of Istanbul's rail system network”
Minister Karaismailoğlu, who gave the good news of the 4 km Altunizade-Ferah Mahallesi-Çamlıca Rail System line, whose tender procedures have been completed and will be laid very soon, continued as follows:
“We are taking steps to start the construction activities of the Kazlıçeşme-Sirkeci Urban Transportation and Recreation Transformation project, which has a total length of 8,3 kilometers. Thus; When our 103,3 projects with a total length of 7 kilometers are completed, the total length of Istanbul's rail system network, which is currently 251 kilometers, will increase to 2023 kilometers in 354,3. Thus, our ministry will have gained 52 percent of Istanbul's rail system network. We are proud of these works, which are progressing rapidly and completed and put into service of our people. As you know, as a ministry, we offer the steps that those responsible for Istanbul's transportation infrastructure did not take, and the services they did not offer. We perform our duties with the consciousness and seriousness of the state director. Because we are members of service politics.”
“As of today, we have completed 70 percent of our tunnel work”
The current line HalkalıMinister Karaismailoğlu, stating that starting from Atakent, Başakşehir (Kayaşehir), and passing through Arnavutköy, reaches Istanbul Airport and consists of 31,5 stations with a length of 8 km, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “In total, 79 km of Gayrettepe – Kağıthane-İstanbul Airport – Arnavutköy- Başakşehir-Halkalı The warehouse area that will serve all the vehicles of the metro system and the platforms of the High Speed Train Station, which is designed to pass through the Airport, are also being built within the scope of this project. When our project is completed; Marmaray Line Halkalı"The continuation of Başakşehir-Arnavutköy-Istanbul Airport will be provided, and it will be possible to transfer it to the Başakşehir Çam and Sakura Hospital metro line, which was also built by our Ministry," he said.
Karaismailoğlu “Küçükçekmece (Halkalı)-Two of the 8 tunnel digging machines used within the scope of Başakşehir-Arnavutköy-Istanbul Airport project have completed their excavations. Currently, 6 of our machines continue their excavations. As of today, we have completed 62 meters, or 603 percent of our total 43-meter tunnel work. By March 763, we will complete all remaining tunnel excavation works. When we consider all the works throughout our project, our overall progress rate has reached 70 percent. At the end of 2022, we plan to offer this line of 60 kilometers to the service of our people.
“More than 2 billion 361 million Euros will be earned”
Underlining that this line, built by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, will provide access to the important centers of Istanbul, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “According to the feasibility calculations we have made, Küçükçekmece (Halkalı) - 20 billion 2 million with External Benefit Gain such as Highway Maintenance and Operation Gain, Accident Gain, Time Gain and Air Pollution, Climate Change, Soil and Water Pollution Reduction in 361 years following the completion of Basaksehir-Arnavutkoy-Istanbul Airport line. Earnings in excess of Euros will be obtained. Benefits such as driving less, accessing cheaper, going faster, and less fuel dependency will be tangible benefits that touch the daily life of each of our citizens. This amount will remain in the pockets of all Istanbulites!” made statements.
Karaismailoğlu continued his words as follows: “On March 97, 570, two of the 4,5-meter-long, 1-tonne giant mole-like machines were delivered from the Olympicköy Station on March 2021, XNUMX. Halkalı We said goodbye to the station. Today we are together again for those two machines. Our machines have completed a total of 5 thousand 255 meters of excavation and Halkalı They passed the Stadium Station and came to our point. Soon, we will witness that the two machines have dug the last remaining piece of ground in turn and successfully completed another section of the subway. His new adventures and the last tasks within the scope of the project were excavated 7 thousand 575 meters. Halkalıto reach Marmaray. At the end of the year, I hope we will witness it together," he said.