According to the TCDD Organization Law pending at the Prime Ministry, an airline model will be implemented on railways. Private sector will organize intercity flights by obtaining a license.
Preparations to open the doors of a new era are being carried out with great speed in train management. Accordingly, the monopoly of TCDD, which is affiliated to the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, will be removed and the train operation of the private sector will be provided. It will carry passengers and cargo on railways by obtaining a private sector license. As with airlines, TCDD will determine the train services. The private sector will determine the ticket prices.
Structure 4 will be divided into cola
In the current regulation, TCDD is the infrastructure service provider and user of the railways regulation and supervision. With the restructuring, this structure will be divided into 4 branches. The regulatory and supervisory authority will be given to the "General Directorate of Railways", the investigation and advice unit, the "Accident Research and Investigation Board", the infrastructure services to the "State Railways Enterprise", and the transport services to the TCDD and the private sector on behalf of "Türktren". With the restructuring, TCDD will perform infrastructure services, while vehicle investments will be left to the private sector.
While the private sector will also invest in railways with Türktren, both the TCDD and the private sector will be audited with the regulatory and supervisory body to be established. The build-operate-transfer model is also brought to the railways. Companies that build a high-speed train line will carry passengers on this line for 49 years. Companies can rent wagons and locomotives from TCDD or buy them themselves.
6,5 billion $ investment
TCDD invested 2002 billion dollars in railway projects between 2011-6,5. Between 2010 and 2011, 457 kilometers of railway lines were renewed. 58 percent of the vehicle fleet of the institution is over 20 years old. It is learned that by 2023, it is aimed to increase the railway network to 10 thousand 4 kilometers by building 25 thousand kilometers of High Speed Train (YHT) and 940 thousand kilometers of conventional lines.
Application in 2013
Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transport, Communication and Maritime, who attended the assembly meeting of the Ankara Chamber of Industry (ASO) yesterday, also provided information on the subject. Yıldırım announced that they presented the issue of the liberation of railways to the Council of Ministers last Monday and that the railways will be released next year. "With the 9-year investments, the railways have now become liberated," said Yıldırım.
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