The first digging blow for the Eurasia Tunnel Project, which will connect the two continents under the Sea of Marmara, will be struck in the next few months. With the completion of the project, the distance between Göztepe and Kazlıçeşme, which takes about 100 minutes, will be reduced to 15 minutes. Only light vehicles will pass through the tunnel.
While approaching the end of the Marmaray Project, the works of the Eurasia Tunnel Project, which will ensure the passage of the vehicles under the Sea of Marmara, are continuing. In February, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to start the construction of the project for the first few months. Eurasia Tunnel Operation Construction and Investment Co. (ATAŞ) to be made by the tunnel for the construction of a construction site near the Harem harbor, the preparation of the work is being done at the last speed.
The tunnel will be two floors
The tunnel, which is designed to provide an alternative route across the Sea of Marmara, 1.8 km parallel to Marmaray and to contribute to alleviating the current density, will be built as two floors, with the going and coming directions on different floors. The tunnel, which will be designed and constructed by ATAŞ, will be operated by the company for 26 years. At the end of this period, the tunnel will be transferred to the public. The approach roads included in the scope of the project will be handed over to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality as soon as they are completed.
1.3 billion dollar investment
1.3 55 4 7 26 2011 2009 2009 2011 XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX Although the project was outside the scope of the EIA, a comprehensive Environmental and Social Impact Assessment process at international standards was initiated by ATAŞ on September XNUMX. In this respect, Turkey and international experts in February and October XNUMX XNUMX institutions prepared the Draft ESIA Report was submitted to public scrutiny.
The journey time between two sides of Istanbul (Kazlıçeşme - Göztepe) will be reduced to 15 minutes. Thus, significant economic benefits such as improved accessibility, ease of transportation and increased transit reliability will be achieved with reduced travel time, and reductions in fuel consumption, greenhouse gas and other emissions and noise pollution will occur.
A transportation will not be affected by weather conditions.
The traffic loads of the existing Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges will be shared. It will be the most practical route between Atatürk Airport on the European side and Sabiha Gökçen Airport on the Anatolian side. The integration that the Bosphorus Highway Tube Crossing Project will provide between the two airports is expected to contribute significantly to Istanbul's position in international air transportation.
It will create a transit route that will provide direct transportation between Anatolia and Thrace. A strategic connection route between the continents of Europe and Asia with an undersea tunnel.
A project to be unique and a symbol of the city of Istanbul: Istanbul will have a transportation infrastructure that does not affect its natural beauty and silhouette and does not contribute to the city's appearance.