Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, stated that the reform process they started in the railways is the most important move of a strong and great Turkey, and that the freight transport target for 2021 on the railways is 36,5 million tons, logistics centers, factories, industry, junction line connections to ports with the OSB. He stated that they will increase the total length of junction line to 600 kilometers in order to ensure
Underlining that they have increased the share of railways in investments to 48 percent, Karaismailoğlu said, “We aim to increase this to 2023 percent in 63. I would like to especially remind you that our 2021 freight transport target on railways is 36,5 million tons. We spent 1 billion liras of the 136 trillion 635 billion 222 million liras we spent on transportation and communication investments during the period of our governments.” made its assessment.
Karaismailoğlu stated that they have determined which steps will be taken in which term and which steps will be taken in the railway until 2071, and that they have drawn the railway vision of Turkey, and emphasized that they will increase the total length of junction line to 600 kilometers in order to provide junction line connections with logistics centers, factories, industry, OIZ and ports.
Explaining that they will ensure that the rail system vehicles and sub-components are produced with at least 80 percent domestic and national facilities, Karaismailoğlu said that they aim to increase the rate of rail freight transportation in land transportation to 10 percent in the first stage.