Meeting with TCDD and TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ personnel at the iftar program held at Ankara Demirspor Club Social Facilities, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that 220 thousand passengers were transported on the Karaman-Konya High Speed Train Line.
Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “We have carried over 40 thousand passengers on our line, which has reduced the transportation time between Konya and Karaman to 8 minutes, since it opened on January 2022, 220. We will deliver our high-speed train line to Gaziantep. Our Ankara-Sivas high-speed train line, the construction of which has been completed to a large extent, is one of our other important projects. There are 250 tunnels and 49 viaducts on our line, which will be suitable for traveling at a speed of 49 kilometers per hour.” said.
Pointing out that the epidemic process once again showed the importance of railways in domestic and international freight and passenger transportation, Karaismailoğlu said, “During the epidemic, we increased the freight transport from 2020 million tons in 36 to over 10 million tons in 2021 by 38 percent. With the liberalization, the share of the private sector in rail freight transportation increased to 2021 percent in 13.” used the expressions.