An additional 2008 billion TL was allocated in the 2022 budget for the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train (YHT) Line Project, the foundation of which was laid in 2 and the opening of which was postponed seven times. The project, of which 24 billion 946 million TL has been spent so far, is expected to be completed in 2024.
Mustafa BIldircin from Birgün to the news According to the news, the Ankara-Sivas YHT project, which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said before the local elections on March 31, 2019, “will open on Ramadan Feast”, has turned into a deadlock, so to speak. The opening date of the project, whose foundation was laid in 2008 and whose opening was postponed seven times, is still not clear. In the Presidency Investment Program, 2024 was pointed out as the completion year of the project.
To date, 24 billion 946 million TL has been spent for the Ankara-Sivas High Speed Train Line Project. For the project, for which a total of 2021 billion 22 thousand TL was spent in 231, 2022 billion TL was allocated from the 2 budget.
According to the indicators in the 2022 Performance Program of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, although the length of the high-speed train line is predicted to be 2021 thousand 2 kilometers for 73, the realization is calculated as 455 2022 kilometers. The Presidential Investment Program revealed that the completion of the project would not be possible in 2008. In the program, the completion year for the project, which started in 2024, was recorded as XNUMX.
CHP's Emir: What is the explanation for the ever-increasing cost?
CHP Ankara Deputy Murat Emir pointed out that the cost of the project has been increasing gradually over the years and said, "We learn from the investment program that the cost is based on 25 billion TL." Criticizing that the project could not be completed for 14 years, Emir said:
“We want those who promise the project with a loud voice from the election squares to answer our questions with the same loud voice. Why was the project, which Ankara and Sivas eagerly awaited, not completed for 14 years? What is the explanation for the ever-increasing cost? Will the project, which we think will not be completed this year, be used as an election promise again in the first election period? I hope the experts' warning of 'Accident risk' will not be ignored and the project will not be implemented incompletely just for the sake of voting.”