TCDD Erzurum 45. Road Maintenance and Repair Manager Suat Ocak, 2012 year program located between the Erzurum-Kars 217 kilometers of the 124 kilometers of the railway do work, he said. In this route 60 has not undergone any revision and rehabilitation studies, and in January, the studies started in June from the Köprüköy station to the direction of Sarıkamış continued uninterrupted. Road renewal work between Horasan-Kars, indicating that the January, renewed route 15 technical, 30 skilled, 130 175 unqualified personnel to work, the 124 kilometers to be completed this year, the line will cost approximately 41 million 700 thousand pounds, he said. January, said:
“Our work is the complete rehabilitation of the road built between 1951-1961 on the Erzurum-Kars line. We are completely renewing this line. We neglected infrastructure works in previous years. Last year, we made the cut improvements, snow trenches, tunnels, drainage ditches and channels of this line. Now we have started its superstructure. The 2012 program of these works is 124 kilometers. As of today, we have completed 60 percent of the program. Studies will continue until December. Our goal is to supply 124 kilometers. When these works are completed, 217 kilometers of the 177-kilometer road on the Erzurum-Kars line will be renewed. 40 kilometers up to Kars section will be until 2013. Those studies will be scheduled for the next year. When the works are completed, the Erzurum-Kars line will drop from 6 hours to approximately 3,5 hours. We are trying to make a smooth line route where our passengers can travel more safely, more comfortably and more comfortably.
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