Antalya connects to national railway network

Antalya is connecting to the national rail network: Former Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Lütfi Elvan, has become one of the most important actors in the city, with the nomination of the first-line deputy candidate from the AK Party. Elvan stressed that they are a government that realizes projects that the opposition cannot even imagine. Elvan said, “We have made extraordinary efforts to reduce the distance that Antalya will cover in 20 years to 5 years. We came to the presence of Antalya people with our 24-carat projects. We set out to make Antalya a world brand. We set out to make a shining star in the world with highways, high-speed trains, airports, divided roads, smart city, irrigation projects. ”

Stating that Antalya will be connected to the national railway network with high speed rail lines, Elvan continued: “We are constructing high speed railways between Antalya-Eskişehir (Istanbul) and Antalya-Kayseri in accordance with the speed of 200 km per hour. It is aimed to lay the foundation of the Antalya-Burdur-Afyon-Eskişehir (Istanbul) high speed rail line in 2016 and to complete its construction in 2020. The project, which will connect Antalya to Konya and Cappadocia region, Kayseri and thus Ankara to the high-speed railway network, will also be completed in 2020. The foundation of the project, which has a total length of 642 km, will be laid in 2016. In addition, İzmir is connected to Antalya by high-speed train. We are working on the project of the line that will reach Antalya via İzmir and Denizli. ”

8 of the 3 bridges that have been started to be constructed in Antalya were opened by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the past few days, which will be completed in a short time with the initiative of Lütfi Elvan. Other ongoing intersections with bridges will also be completed by the end of the year. Elvan informed that the total cost of 8 junctions is 22 million liras. In addition to these, Elvan said that the investments on bridged junctions are continuing, “When we look at Antalya in general, when we consider the intersections on the West Ring road, North Ring road, Manavgat, Korkuteli Junction on the Burdur route, we hope that our ministry will realize the investment of about 50 bridges. he said.

Another one of the most important projects that the AK Party promised Antalya is the divided roads that will open the clogged arteries of the city. The tender process of the 50-kilometer North Ring Road, which is one of the projects that will lift the traffic load in Antalya city center, continues. The road will be opened to traffic at the end of 2017. The end of the 14-kilometer Antalya West Ring Road, which is under construction, has come to an end. Antalya, Manavgat and Konya will be combined with divided roads. The road will shorten the distance between Antalya and Konya by 15 kilometers, reducing travel time from 4 hours to 3 hours.

Antalya-Afyonkarahisar Highway is one of the most important projects that will breathe Antalya on its national road network. The highway, which will have a total length of 278 kilometers, will include 21 viaducts with a length of 27 kilometers and 3.6 tunnels with a length of 2 kilometers. In the project of connecting Ankara and Izmir to Antalya and Alanya by highway, the total length of the highway will be 132 kilometers. The third highway to Antalya, which will experience unprecedented transportation moves in the history of the Republic, will be the Aydın-Denizli-Antalya Highway.

Other projects for Antalya Lutfi Elvan's includes 66 ponds and irrigation projects, yachts and cruise port, sea air works, thousand-bed city hospital, 20 thousand students have a capacity of 17 high schools coexist Turkey's first training campus, all youth center for districts, pool for districts without swimming pool, synthetic and natural grass fields, dormitory buildings, Caretta Caretta Airport between Demre and Kaş.

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  1. We need more rail than highway. This will reduce dependence on gasoline and increase our logistical importance. Not to mention the reduction in traffic accidents.