Meeting with the members of the Economy Correspondents Association (EMD), Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu announced the date when the Konya-Karaman YHT Line will be put into service.
Before his visit to Kırıkkale, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu met with EMD Chairman of the Board Turgay Türker and the members of the Board of Directors. Minister Karaismailoğlu, who took place on the train sohbet During the meeting, he answered the questions of the members of the EMD Board of Directors.
“We will put Konya-Karaman into service in January”
Minister Karaismailoğlu, who said that a new era has started in railway transportation and that freight transportation will begin on High Speed Train lines, said, "From now on, we have entered an investment period mainly on railways. Railway investments will increase a little more and reach 2023 percent in 60. Hopefully, we will put the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train line into service within the next year. On the one hand, our construction works on the Ankara-İzmir High Speed Train line, where high-speed train and freight transportation will be carried out together, continue. On the one hand, we continue to work on connecting Bursa to the Istanbul-Ankara line. Mersin-Adana-Gaziantep is a very important line in terms of logistics, especially for the industry in this region to reach the sea. Our work continues there. We will put Konya-Karaman into service in January, our work on it is finished. We will pass from Karaman to Niğde, and from Niğde we will land in Mersin. Mersin Yenice, then Mersin-Adana-Osmaniye-Gaziantep. On the one hand, Istanbul Halkalı-Works are progressing rapidly between Kapikule. At the first stage, when these are completed, we will make an uninterrupted high-speed train line and freight transportation from Edirne to Gaziantep.
Stating that they will continue to weave Turkey with iron nets, Minister Karaismailoğlu noted that the tender process for the railway passing through the Istanbul Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge has now been completed. Expressing that they will bring Kayseri together with the High Speed Train, Karaismailoğlu said, "We will use the Sivas line from Ankara to Yerköy, and we will leave Yerköy and land in Kayseri, I hope, we continue the tender process for it."