Deputy Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Yahya Baş said, "Transportation networks have not been built on time, with the speed that has been done in the last 10 years, they have been neglected."
Head, in his speech at the Kocaeli Chamber of Industry Meeting, noting that an important industrial city of Kocaeli in Turkey, he said at the geographical crossroads of the province.
Stating that Kocaeli has a high traffic density due to its proximity to Istanbul, Baş noted that the density of the population in the narrow area and the fact that a significant part of the industry is here intensifies the transportation.
Baş, said that a serious transportation work done in the region, said that the work done in the face of rapid growth is not enough. Transportation networks, timely, the last 10 years is not done quickly voicing Baş, stressed that it is very neglected.
Emphasizing that there has been a great breakthrough not only in Kocaeli but throughout the country in terms of transportation in the last 10 years, Baş said, “There is a development in both the highway and the railway. The railway that connects Kocaeli to Istanbul-Ankara and Istanbul-Anatolia in particular passes through the center of Kocaeli. Railways become a curtain that divides the city in two as the city grows. Then we would need an additional cost to cross it. The same is true for highways, ”he said.
Istanbul-Ankara High-Speed Train due to work due to the Köseköy-Istanbul traffic is stopped reminding Baş, the work is planned to be completed within the year 1 reported.
Yahya Baş stated that the junction problems would be solved in this study and that they decided to make a third line next to the line.
The line will be used both by conventional and freight trains, said Baş, said the line will be made on the side facing the sea, they said that they think they will respond to the demands of the industrialist.
Baş stated that the ports in Kocaeli, which has an important position in terms of the port, are not enough to meet the modern needs, “Ports are mostly built for institutional needs, there are 34 ports in this way. In fact, what is desired is to gather them in 5-6 points and be modern and larger. This is our goal as the ministry in the next stage. If it were possible to collect the ports at 5-6 points, the railway connection would be very easy. We will use our new third line for this purpose. "The industrialist who wants this line will be able to provide the necessary connection."
Stating that the arrival of the Marmaray line to Gebze will shorten the distance between Istanbul and Kocaeli, Baş stated that the line does not have much work left and they expect the works to be completed in the expected time.
- North Marmara Motorway-
Yahya Baş stated that the Dilovası-Gebze highway line is a network that reaches the point of congestion, and stated that the Northern Marmara Motorway can provide a solution to this density. Stating that the section covering the north of Kocaeli has not been tendered yet, Baş stated that the relevant place will be tendered when it is requested to work with the build-operate model, and they hope that the tender will be held next year.
Expressing that the planning of the highways in the southern part of Kocaeli where Karamürsel and Gölcük districts are located, Baş said that the implementation plan will be started for the relevant parts in 2013.
Baş emphasized that the relevant plan will be connected to Yalova and said, “I do not know when the construction of this highway will start, but we will start the implementation plans in 2013. Their auction will be held in 2013. I hope that if that happens, our way on the beach will be relaxed ”.
Source : I beyazgazete.co