Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu pointed out that they have increased the length of the divided road in Konya by 647 percent to reach 167 kilometers and said, "While only 972 million lira was spent for highway investments in Konya before us, we increased this amount by 2003 times to 2021 billion in the 11-11 period. We increased it to 563 million liras,” he said.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu spoke at the opening ceremony of Akşehir Main Road Köprülü Junction and Akşehir-Tuzlukçu Road. Karaismailoğlu stated that every new road that was built adds vitality to the employment, production and trade volume, cultural and artistic activities, and said, “A legend has been written in every field of transportation, especially highways, during the AK Party period, which will fill its 19th year in power. While we were writing epics with our nation, that is, working like ants, with the strength we received from our nation, some did not hesitate to cooperate with all kinds of evil centers in order to disrupt the stability. However, our motto is always; It became 'service to the people, service to God'. That's why we didn't pay attention to these empty words. We have never deviated from the policy of service,” he said.
WE ESTABLISHED AN UNINTERRUPTED HIGHWAY CONNECTION FROM EDİRNE TO SANLIURFA
Pointing out that they built the shortest commercial route from Asia to Europe via Marmaray, Karaismailoğlu said that they made possible the uninterrupted highway travel from Edirne to Şanlıurfa. Karaismailoğlu said, "We are continuing our efforts to launch our national communication satellite Türksat 6A in the first quarter of 2023," and continued his speech as follows:
“We are bringing modern, safe and environmentally friendly transportation to all corners of our country with our High Speed Train lines, which are used, built and planned by starting the reform process in railways. Our highway sector took the lion's share of our investments. We have largely solved the infrastructure and superstructure problems in both the east-west corridors and the north-south axes. We increased our existing divided road network of 2003 kilometers before 6 to 101 kilometers. We have completed the Istanbul-Izmir Highway, which includes the Osmangazi Bridge, the Northern Marmara, which includes the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, and the Ankara-Niğde and Menemen Çandarlı highways. By completing the Ankara Niğde Highway, we established an uninterrupted highway connection of 28 kilometers from Edirne to Şanlıurfa. We have increased our total tunnel length from 402 kilometers by 230 kilometers to 50 kilometers.”
WE REACHED THE LENGTH OF THE DIVERSE ROAD IN KONYA TO 167 KM
Explaining that it is possible to see the developments in highways by looking at the highway network in Konya, Karaismailoğlu said, “While only 972 million liras were spent for highway investments in Konya before us, we increased this amount 2003 times to 2021 billion 11 million liras in the 11-563 period. Where is 972 million lira; Where is 11,5 lira billion? We took the divided road length of Konya from 167 kilometers and increased it to 647 kilometers with an increase of 167 percent. 167 km to where; Where is the thousand167 km? While there were only 2003 km of roads with BSK in 97, we made an additional 139 km of BSK and increased it to 236 km in total. We have built and repaired 600 kilometers of single-track roads," he said.
THE AMOUNT OF 15 ONGOING SEPARATE HIGHWAY PROJECTS EXCEEDS 6.1 BILLION TL
Underlining that they did not leave the works here, Karaismailoğlu said that the total cost of 15 different highway projects in progress exceeded 6 billion 110 million liras. Drawing attention to the importance of Akşehir in his speech, Minister of Transport Karaismailoğlu made the following assessments:
“Aksehir; With its historical, natural riches and cultural heritage, Nasreddin Hocası is our very important center located in the Lakes Region Tourism Development Zone. With its location as Konya's gateway to the Aegean, it has also been an important transportation route throughout history. For this reason, we designed the Akşehir-Yunak-Ankara Provincial Border Road within the scope of the high standard connection of Akşehir to the campuses in the region and to the Capital Ankara via Polatlı. Akşehir Main Road Bridge Junction and Akşehir-Tuzlukçu Road are included in the 'Polatlı-Yunak-Akşehir' project, which is 94,6 kilometers long. The 21-kilometer section between Akşehir and Tuzlukçu Separation was completed in the standard of 2×2 lane, bituminous hot mix paved divided road. In project scope; There are also 85-meter Akşehir Main Road Bridge Interchange, 29-meter State Railways Overpass, 23-meter Adıyan Bridge and 35-meter Yunak Junction Bridge and connection roads. In addition, the 2-kilometer section of the (Akşehir-Yunak) Junction-Tuzlukçu Provincial Road, 6 kilometers of which is divided and 8 kilometers of which is a single road, has been completed.”
WE WILL REDUCE EXHAUST EMISSIONS BY 2 THOUSAND 100 TONS
Karaismailoğlu, who stated that they have increased the transportation standard in the region by making the transportation network in the North-South direction of Akşehir, which is located on the divided road network on the East-West axis, as a divided road, with the realized project, added that the Akşehir-Tuzlukçu Junction, which previously served as the only surface-covered road, was divided. He said they made it a road. Expressing that they provide a fast, safe and comfortable traffic flow with the newly built underpasses, culverts and intersections, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu emphasized that the waiting due to traffic density will now disappear. Karaismailoğlu said, “We will save a total of 5,6 million TL annually, 5,2 million TL from time and 10,8 million TL from fuel. In addition, we will reduce the exhaust emissions of vehicles to the environment by 2 thousand 100 tons.” said.
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE BETWEEN ANKARA AND ANTALYA
Underlining that Akşehir will be connected to Ankara by a divided road network with the putting into service of the entire “Polatlı-Yunak-Akşehir” project, Karaismailoğlu noted that an alternative route between Ankara and Antalya will be put into service. "Also; Karaismailoğlu said that a divided road connection will be established between D-200 and D-300, two important state roads that provide transportation in the east-west direction in our country, and added that the development and development of the region will be much faster.
After the opening, Minister of Transport Karaismailoğlu made a test drive on the new road.