Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, in his statement at the program he attended, said, "We will have started the Istanbul - Ankara Super High Speed Train project by 2028."
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloğlu made important statements at the Capital Backstage. Stating that there is a perception that is trying to be created in the world public opinion, Minister Uraloğlu said that there is a perception that the turning point of this matter is October 7. Stating that there is a perception that it started because of Hamas and that this is absolutely wrong, Minister Uraloğlu said, "Our Palestinian brothers have been imprisoned for years."
development road project
Pointing out that the corridor in which Turkey is located is in a very important place with the "one belt, one road" approach, Minister Uraloğlu pointed out that we are in a valuable geography. Minister Uraloğlu said, "Indeed, the trade volume in the world is increasing so much that it would be more appropriate to talk about where it will be transported and at what rates." He said that they came to the Development Road project when they thought about what we could do to take a greater place in these corridors. Stating that it will be possible to go all the way to London by rail, Minister Uraloğlu emphasized that it can also go all the way to Beijing from the Central Corridor. Stating that it is important for these corridors to pass through Turkey, Minister Uraloğlu stated that foreign exchange inflow and employment will also be in question. Stating that the talks are about to end and that there will be meetings at the ministerial level this month, Minister Uraloğlu noted that there will be meetings at the leaders' level afterwards. Stating that the Palestine agenda affects the whole world, they carry out programs accordingly, Minister Uraloğlu said, “When you take the northern parts of Iraq, it is a little more mountainous, but there is no difficulty in the other sides. It appears to be a project that will be completed in 2030. We also say to the neighbors, "We, as four countries, agree, but you are welcome to join as well," he said.
Currently, there is a road via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars. There will be an alternative corridor there too. It is a corridor that comes directly from Azerbaijan, passes through the Armenia and Nakhchivan border and reaches Kars. Those who connect to this corridor will be connected to the world. Anyone with a sound mind should want to be included here. Sometimes it may get in the way of political and public pressures, I mean for Armenia.
Emphasizing that they did good things during the AK Party government's term, Minister Uraloğlu said that they won the favor of the citizens. Stating that they met Turkey's initial highway needs, Minister Uraloğlu said that there is still a need. However, Minister Uraloğlu stated that they have done good work on the railways side and increased the number of kilometers to 14 thousand kilometers, and added that they have built 2 thousand 250 kilometers of new lines. Explaining that they are planning what they can do until 2028 in their future projection, Minister Uraloğlu said, “Rail transportation is much more important at the zero emission point. "We must do something more in the railways," he said.
Istanbul – Ankara Super High Speed Train project
What will happen towards 2028? Stating that they will see the opening of the Ankara Izmir High Speed Train, Minister Uraloğlu said that they will see the opening of the Mersin - Adana - Osmaniye - Gaziantep High Speed Train. Emphasizing that they will have started the Ankara-Istanbul Super Speed Train, Minister Uraloğlu stated that 12 cities can benefit from YHT. Minister Uraloğlu said, "You can reach Istanbul from Ankara in 80 minutes by Super Speed Train."
Railway project to Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge
Explaining that Marmaray, the rail system that takes the burden of Istanbul, carries more than 1 billion passengers, Minister Uraloğlu said, “Even as it is, it is not enough. There will be a route starting from Gebze, passing the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and going to Çatalca via Istanbul Airport. "It will be finished by 2028," he said.
Urban rail systems
Minister Uraloğlu said, "There is vehicle purchase for Kocaeli Northern light rail system line, Bursa - University Görükle extension line, Sakarya - Adapazarı Serdivan rail system line, Samsun rail system lines."
Rail system in Istanbul
Stating that a 130-kilometer metro line was built by the Ministry, Minister Uraloğlu stated that there is no metro recently put into service in Istanbul by the IMM administration.
Stating that when it was first opened, the toll of the Osmangazi Bridge corresponded to 20 liters of fuel, Minister Uraloğlu said, “Now the toll corresponds to 4-5 liters of fuel. "We haven't had a raise for 2 years," he said.