Light Rail System Line to be built in Diyarbakır: Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality is starting the construction of the light rail system line, which will cost 250 million liras. As part of the Urban Transportation Master Plan prepared by the Metropolitan Municipality, construction of the light rail system line will begin this year. The line, which is planned to be completed in 3 years, will cost 250 million liras.
Head of Transportation Department İbrahim Altun told AA correspondent that within the scope of Urban Transportation Master Plan works, 2 started the feasibility studies of Light Rail System Line Projects launched years ago and he continued his work under the supervision of Boğaziçi University under the responsibility of Boğaziçi Project Engineering Company.
This year the construction work in September or will begin in October, it is to record what they found in the loan application to the Provincial Bank Altun, conducted in Turkey reported that this kind of work of all the provinces supported by the Bank.
Explaining that Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Osman Baydemir also met with the Minister of Environment and Urbanization, Erdoğan Bayraktar and Iller Bank officials, Altun stated that they hope that there will be no problem with the loan.
- There's an intensive demand
Noting that the planned route for the light rail line starts from Dağkapı Square and extends to the Training and Research Hospital in Kayapınar district, Altun noted that the length of the line will be 14,3 kilometers and 18 stations will be included in the project route.
Altun, stating that the stations are currently in line with the bus stops being used extensively, indicates that the average operating speed is predicted as 22 kilometers per hour, and the total rotation time of the line lasting approximately 37 minutes will be approximately 78 minutes in one direction, 4 number of vehicles could reach the number of voyage.
Head of Transportation Department of the Metropolitan Municipality, İbrahim Altun, said:
“The cost of the system will cost 250 million pounds. We made a plan to be in service within 3 years. This year, the construction will start in September or October. We applied for a loan to Iller Bank for the light rail line and started the related processes. The construction of the rail line all provinces in Turkey gave support to the Bank. We applied. I don't think there will be a problem. There is an intense demand from citizens. Everyone is waiting for this. We made the necessary plans. We prepare the technical specifications. The public is also waiting for a modern transportation service. Turkey has in the big city. We want to put this into service in Diyarbakır. Light rail system line was not foreseen in transportation planning before. In our last studies, it was revealed that there should be a rail system line. With the increase in population, the light rail system line became a must in Diyarbakır. ”
Expressing that there will be a great relief in the city traffic thanks to the line, Altun emphasized that the public public transportation service will increase with the system. “We will make this system even if it is our own means. But our work will be easier if the loan request is approved.