Bursa Uludağda Helicopter-backed ropeway installation began: Bursa Metropolitan Municipality by the 50 year after the renewed ropeway line, weight 4,5 tone of the poles and materials are transported by helicopter and mounted in the air. The team of 30, including the Swedish, Bulgarian, German and Austrian experts led by the Swedes, builds the world's longest non-direct cableway line with the 8 bin 874 meter.
Uludag is open to tourism not only in winter but also 12 months of the year. kazanMetropolitan Municipality, which started its work on the cable car line, is building the world's longest non-stop cable car line with 1955 meters instead of the 1963-year-old cable car line that was designed in 50 and started to work in 8. In the project, which was implemented with the build-operate-transfer model, the assembly of the new poles started after the dismantling of the existing old lines and poles. While the installation of 874 of the 24 poles between Teferrüç station and Sarılan station, which are close to the center, was completed, the concrete parts of the sections on the impenetrable slopes were completed without dismantling the old cable car line. Determining that a large number of trees will be cut down if a road is opened for the assembly of the remaining 6 poles, the company decided to install these poles by helicopter in order not to harm the environment.
Helicopter arrived from Bulgaria
It was agreed with the Swiss company Heliswiss for the transportation and assembly of poles and materials, which were brought to the top of the line, Teferrüç station, which is the first stop of the line, and weighs no more than 4,5 tons. The Swiss company brought the Russian-made helicopter in Bulgaria to Bursa for the construction of the ropeway. A team of 30 people, including experts from Switzerland, Bulgaria, Italy, Germany and Austria, started the erection of poles in the morning. While the materials in the open area at the top of the Teferrüç Station are connected to the helicopter with ropes, the materials transported to the assembly area are mounted without dismantling from the helicopter by the work of the ground crews in that area.
Bursa Teleferik A.Ş. stated that they went to the assembly road from the air instead of cutting trees to make way. Chairman of the Board İlker Cumbul said that they aimed to complete the installation of 18 poles in the section up to Sarıalan within 3 days. Reminding that the first cable car was opened on October 29, 1963, Cumbul said, “We aim to open the first stage of the line up to Sarıalan on October 50, the 23th year of the cable car. We want to finish the second stage up to the Hotels Region until the beginning of the year. ”
Waiting for queue
Metropolitan Mayor Recep Altepe, who watched the assembly works by helicopter on the field, said that they were working with the world's most famous company Leitner and that all the possibilities of technology were used in Bursa. Stating that cutting of trees was prevented thanks to the assembly by helicopter, Mayor Altepe said, “At the same time, more mass production is taking place and time is saved. kazanwe are eating. With our new cable car, the capacity will increase 12 times and it will be possible to reach the Hotels Region from the center in 22 minutes. Thus, we will be able to use the bed capacity of the hotels in Uludağ not only in winter but also in summer. I believe that the new cable car, which will also end the problem of waiting in line, will make significant contributions to Bursa tourism.”