118 million people used Marmaray

118 million people used Marmaray: Transport Minister Binali Yıldırım, who said that 118 million people have used Marmaray so far, stated that they have not yet completed their route studies for Kanal Istanbul.
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yıldırım, stated that Marmaray carried 118 million passengers and said, "The passage of vehicles from Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge has decreased by 12 percent." Yıldırım also used the expressions “We have not completed the work on the route yet” for the Canal Istanbul Project. The 2016 budget of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, the General Directorate of Highways, the Information Technologies and Communications Authority (BTK) and the General Directorate of Civil Aviation was discussed in the Parliamentary Plan and Budget Commission. Yıldırım gave the following information about the ministry's work:
235 BILLION PROJECT: The total number of projects of the Ministry is 3 thousand 705. Total project amount is 235 billion 591 million TL. 126 billion 168 million TL projects have been realized so far. The remaining projects cost 109 billion 423 million TL.
118 MILLION PEOPLE USED: 118 million people have used Marmaray to date. This is more than 7 times the population of Istanbul. Vehicle passage through the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge has decreased by 12 percent. This is a concrete indicator of how much the project contributed to public transportation.
THE COMPANY HAS A SOURCE-BASED DELAY: Gebze- which is the continuation of the Marmaray projectHalkalı unfortunately we have a delay on the suburban line. There is a delay with the financial difficulties the company is experiencing. Here we have solved the problem, in 2 years the trains that are the continuation of Marmaray will pass.
THREE FLOORS OF THE WORLD: We have 2003 million transports in aviation in 34. Now we have reached 190-odd million. It was the first time that the domestic lines were out. There were 97 million 490 thousand transports. While our share in aviation was 2003 in 0.45, it has reached 2 percent. That made three times the growth of the aviation world economic growth in Turkey.
THY GLOBAL BRAND: THY has become an important company that shows flags on all continents. We were flying to 2003 destinations in 60 and now we have reached 261 destinations. We have risen from 18th to 9th. We are the 3rd in Europe. We are the first in the world in many respects and flight networks.
We are working on the 5 route for the Kanal Istanbul project. We have not officially announced any route so far. However, speculation is being created in the region with some estimates during the studies.



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