Rail system groundbreaking ceremony in Antalya: Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Feridun Bilgin stated that high-speed train lines were designed to connect Antalya to the inner regions and said, "Hopefully, we will start high-speed train services to Antalya in 2020".
Antalya-Alanya road bridges intersection ANFAŞ Bridge Interchange and Square-Airport-EXPO 2016 rail system construction of the groundbreaking ceremony was held.
Speaking at the ceremony at the ANFAŞ Junction, Minister Bilgin said that they are working with great effort to reduce the traffic load and bring transportation services to international standards in Antalya, which hosts more than 2 million people and millions of tourists every year.
Bilgin stated that Antalya gained importance not only in terms of tourism but also with international congresses, exhibitions and other international organizations, and therefore, as the Ministry, they carried out important studies in all areas of transportation in the city.
Antalya is not only Information Minister noted that all major studies in the field of transportation in Turkey in 2003 in the country of 6 thousand 101 kilometers of divided road length, said that 13 years, 24 thousand 86 kilometers removed. Bilgin pointed out that 13 years ago only 6 provinces were connected to each other, today 75 provinces are connected to each other by divided roads.
Turkey's information, knowledge, technology as stating that many good points Bilgin sea of roads under, they were building airports on mountains, pierced, valleys and beyond, tunnels world standards, he said the bridges were doing.
- Studies in Antalya
Informing about the transportation investments carried out in Antalya, Bilgin noted that the Western Ring Road will be completed in 2016, and when this road is finished, citizens coming from Muğla, Denizli, Burdur, Isparta, Konya and Mersin will be able to switch to the western districts without entering the city traffic.
Bilgin, Antalya-Serik road traffic to ensure uninterrupted Uncalı, Industry, Gebiz, Kocayatak, Çandır, Cumali, Karadayi and Bogazkent crossroads completed the project work, as soon as possible to do the auctions said.
Stating that the tender preparations are continuing to turn the Antalya-Isparta road into a divided road, Bilgin said that the project works of the Antalya-Alanya Highway continue.
- High-speed train line
Bilgin noted that the more transportation alternatives develop in a city, the more the city will be open to its surroundings and to the world, therefore, Antalya, Konya, Aksaray, Nevşehir, Kayseri, again Antalya, Isparta, Burdur, Afyonkarahisar, Kütahya, Eskişehir He stated that they are planning to complete the study projects related to the high-speed train lines that will connect to Turkey next year.
Bilgin said, “We are projecting the 642-kilometer-long Antalya-Kayseri high-speed train line in sections. We made the project tenders of Eskişehir department this year. Evaluation studies continue. Project preparations for the Afyonkarahisar section are ongoing. I hope we will start high-speed train services to Antalya in 2020 ”.
Minister Bilgin, with the completion of the rail system laid today, the Antalya Airport and the bus station between the 37 minutes, the city center and the airport between the 17 minutes will go down.
Reminding that there are two airports in Antalya, Bilgin stated that they are planning another airport, which is of great importance for the tourism centers located in the west of the city, and that the location and feasibility studies are continuing between Kaş and Demre.
Bilgin, the airline, railway and road work outside the region to develop cruise tourism in the region to build new yachts, he added.
Lütfi Elvan, former Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, AK Party Antalya Deputy and Mersin deputy candidate, who attended the ceremony, said that the AK Party is a stability party and that investments in Antalya will continue after 1 November.
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, AK Party Deputy Chairman and Antalya deputy candidate, said that they will build double roads and highways all over Antalya, and on the other hand, they will connect the city to Anatolia, Europe and Asia with a high-speed train network.
Expressing that Antalya has become a brand city with the recent international organizations, Çavuşoğlu stated that he is proud of this.
- Governor of Antalya Turker
Antalya Governor Muammer Türker also noted that investments in Antalya are continuing rapidly and 517 projects worth 36 million lira have been completed.
Stating that the G-20 Leaders Summit and the botanical EXPO to be held in Antalya are the driving forces in investments, Türker emphasized that these projects are great gains for Antalya.
Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Menderes said that the cost of the rail system laid in the foundation 416 million pounds will be reported. Explaining that they cooperate with the Ministry of Transport on the project, Türel stated that the 18 vehicle to be used in the rail system will be provided by the Metropolitan Municipality and the construction of the line belongs to the Ministry.
Stating that the rail system line will be 18,1 kilometers, Türel said, “The line is aimed to be delivered to EXPO 2016 Antalya. With this line, we will respond to an important need of Antalya, ”he said.
Türel stated that 2016 is invested in the exhibition area of EXPN 2 Antalya. Thanks to EXPO, 4 has been investing in the capital of XNUMX.
Following the opening speeches and the prayer made by the Mufti of Antalya, Osman Artan, the foundation of the rail system was laid and the intersections were opened.