Minister Elvan Said He Will Investigate The Condition Of 38 Trains Taken For Marmaray: Lütfi Elvan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, attended the first deck placement ceremony of the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge. Speaking at the ceremony held at the Garipçe foot of the bridge, Minister Elvan said, “Placing the deck of the first segment of the bridge is a key process. Because this segment we have placed is the point that receives the most pressure of the bridge. We care a lot in that respect, a very important moment. "One of the most critical works for us was the installation of this first deck," he said.
Minister Elvan also talked about the features of the bridge. Elvan said, “10 lanes of highway will be 8 lanes. The 2 lanes are for the rail system and high speed train. ”Minister Elvan said,“ The deck we are currently installing has a length of 4,5 meters, a width of 59 meters and a weight of 400 tons ”. Lütfi Elvan said, “We have reached 305 meters at the bridge height. We will reach a maximum of 322 meters. Reinforced concrete works for the towers have been completed. After that, steel construction. We will continue to put the decks of the bridge. We have a width of 59 meters. Widest suspension bridge in the world. It will have 10 lanes. "8 lanes are reserved for the highway, 2 lanes are reserved for the rail system," he said.
CONNECT THE WORLD 3
Stating that a total of 121 thousand kilometers of cable will be used on the bridge, Minister Elvan said, “This means; means traveling around the world 3 times, ”he said. Lütfi Elvan said, “We continue to work in line with our program” and said “There is no delay. We set the target of October 29, 2015. Both the contractor firm and our General Directorate of Highways continue their work ”.
Reminding that the 95-kilometer Northern Marmara Ring Road work is continuing, Elvan said, “Most of the work of 68 million cubic meters has been completed. When we look at the total filling, we will realize 41 million cubic meters of filling. We did half of it. There are 35 viaducts in our project. Our work continues on the 31st. There are 106 underpasses. It occurred physically around 35 percent.
We are making 205 culverts. We are building 1200 tunnels with a total length of 2 meters. We realized the entire Riva tunnel, ”he said.
400 TON IS PLACED
Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan gave the command to place the first deck of Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge by radio after his speech. The 400-ton deck was placed with the help of a crane.
MARMARAY QUESTION: MY KNOWLEDGE
Transport, Maritime and Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan, 3 on a question. He said they would never allow construction on the Bridges and Peripheral Connection roads.
Minister Elvan said, “3. When we look around the bridge and the connection highway, we see that 78 percent passes through the forest land. "There will definitely be no question of construction around here."
Regarding the news that 12 trains purchased for Marmaray and costing 38 million euros each were kept idle due to the lack of infrastructure, Elvan said, “This is the first time I hear the allegations. I will meet with my friends and give you the necessary answer ”.