Konya-Istanbul YHT flights will begin: Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Lütfi Elvan answered the question of when High-Speed Train services will start between Konya and Istanbul. Elvan, 'as of the end of September in early October Konya-Istanbul High Speed Train flights we desire to start' gave the good news.
A series of trips and investigations from his hometown of Karaman, Transport, Maritime and Communications Minister Lutfi Elvan, met with members of the press at the Police House for breakfast.
Minister Elvan, answered questions about the agenda of members of the press here.
When asked about the Supreme Election Board's ban on the commercial film of Prime Minister and Presidential candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Minister Elvan said, “The decision of the Supreme Election Board has made us sad. Of course, when we look at the justification for prohibition, YSK imposed such a ban on the grounds that one of our citizens read the Quran and a vague call to prayer. Of course, we respect this decision. But I don't think that's true either. Because today, each of us can read poetry in any meeting, in any environment, sohbet can. Even in those poems, there are expressions about the Quran about the call to prayer. Frankly, I do not understand this. However, we do not care much. As a result, those episodes were removed and presented to the media again. Ads will continue, ”he said.
“ANKARA ISTANBUL YHT TIMES WILL INCREASE”
When asked about the reasons for the occasional failures in Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train flights, Minister Elvan said, “I told you before. We do not have any problems in terms of security. But such high-speed train journeys from time to time such malfunctions can occur. It's not the first time this happened. Remember, when the Ankara-Konya High Speed Train line was opened several times, the train remained on the road again. Likewise Konya-Eskişehir, Ankara-Eskişehir route from time to time such malfunctions. But unfortunately, there is an important segment that is particularly uncomfortable with the opening of the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train line. You see it too. In particular, a certain media group is trying to humiliate the Ankara-Istanbul line,
there are those who try to say that this is not actually a High Speed Train project. I don't think they're good intentions. Every individual, every citizen who loves the country and tries to do something for the country should be proud of such projects. We have difficulty in making sense and understanding them. We don't have any problems. Right now our flights are running smoothly. I hope we will increase the number of flights towards the end of the year. Now you know that the 6 departure is the total 6 voyage, including the 12 return. Our 10 train set is new. We will increase the number of flights with them towards the end of the year. ”
WHEN WILL THE KONYA-ISTANBUL TIMES START?
Minister Elvan, Konya-Istanbul High Speed Train between the question of when to start, “We will come with the new 10 train set will start the high-speed train between Konya-Istanbul. Of course, these trains will come towards the end of the year. However, we wish to start Konya-Istanbul High Speed Train services as of the end of September and early October. Our main problem is the lack of train sets. Together with the new sets, we will relax both Konya and Istanbul. ”
Speaking about the discount on High Speed Train tickets between Ankara and Istanbul, Minister Elvan said, “We obviously did not want the prices to be high. In particular, the citizens who can not use airplanes, plane tickets are expensive or those who can not go by plane at least high-speed train we want to go. Within this framework, when we look at the bus prices between Istanbul and Ankara, it changes between approximately 40 and 60 lira. Therefore, we have identified a figure close to him as 70 lira. We found it appropriate to give discounts especially to students. For students more or less bus 55 pounds, the train price as 55 pounds we predicted. Again, children under the age of 7 seats are allocated even if we do not receive money. 7-12 age children and citizens over the age of 65 35 pounds ticket fee. In addition, we brought additional discounts to those who bought early tickets, just like the airlines. If you buy your ticket in bulk or early, you can travel much cheaper. Of course, if there are suggestions, we are ready to evaluate these suggestions. ”