Railway Forgotten on Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge

Railway Forgotten on Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge

Railway Forgotten on Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge

In the last 2016 years, no steps have been taken regarding the railway line, which was announced to be located on the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which was put into use in Istanbul in 5.5, and which was announced to be from Sakarya Akyazı to Istanbul Airport. Saying that there is no budget for the railway line here in the 2022 budget, Good Party Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Councilor Suat Sarı stated that the government forgot about this project. Pointing out that both the public cost and the emission of emissions have increased due to the failure of the railway project, Sarı said: “The government is contradicting itself here. The government, which prides itself on reducing emissions in its projects, does not implement the railway, polluting the environment and increasing the current account deficit with fuel consumption. When the railway is built, the use of vehicles will decrease.

Influenced by Lobbies

According to the news of Taylan Büyükşahin from SÖZCU“I wonder if they are under the influence of lobbies who do not want this? What needs to be questioned is the government's approach to emissions reductions. They did not put a railway on the Çanakkale Bridge. If this is done, products from the Aegean and the Mediterranean will reach Istanbul not by trucks but by trains. But they don't implement it."

The date of transfer to the state is unknown

Suat Sarı, who explained that the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which was built with the build-operate-transfer model and whose foundation was laid on May 29, 2013, is in doubt about the transfer to the state, said that it was announced that the 10 years and 3 months usage period started after the foundation was laid. However, indicating that different explanations were made later, Sarı noted that the date of 26 August 2016, when the bridge was opened, was accepted as the beginning. "It is not clear whether the transfer of the bridge to the state will be in 2024 or 2027," said Sarı.

Is the railroad paid for?

Saying that there may be a separate cost for the railway on the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Suat Sarı emphasized that it should also be explained whether the train use fee was paid to the contractor. Reminding that the width of the bridge is 59 meters, Sarı noted that there are 4 lanes of train lines between the 4 departure and 2 arrival highways.

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