Eurasia Tunnel and Marmaray: The first digging strike for the Eurasia Tunnel Project, which will connect the two continents under the Marmara Sea, will be hit 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
MARMARAY 1.8 km parallel to provide an alternative path exceeds the Marmara and tunnel designed to contribute towards alleviating current density, departure and arrival directions to be built in two stories on different floors. The tunnel 26 will be designed and constructed by ATAŞ and will be operated by the company throughout the year. At the end of this period, the tunnel will be transferred to the public. The approach paths included in the scope of the project will be delivered to Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality upon completion.
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 Asian side. The Istanbul Strait Road Tube Crossing Project's integration between the two airports is expected to contribute significantly to Istanbul's position in international air transport.
It will create a sağla transit doğrudan route that will provide direct access between Anatolia and Thrace. A strategic connection between the European and Asian continents by tunneling under the sea.
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.
Source: Newspaper Vatan