Trial Drive of Antray 2nd Stage Square-Airport Line: EXPO 2016 Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım, who examined the road construction and rail system works extending to the Antalya area, said, “The Antalya 2nd stage rail system was completed in a unique time in the world. The project, whose contract is 450 days, is completed in 150 days ”.
Antalya Governor Muammer Türker, AK Party deputies and bureaucrats welcomed Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, at Antalya Airport. Facing with intense affection from the Ak Party youth, Minister Yıldırım received a briefing for about 6 hour at the 1th Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications inside the airport. Minister Yıldırım and the accompanying delegation examined the tramway and intersection works extending from the city center to the EXPO 2016 Antalya area.
Minister Yıldırım, who received information about the works from İsmail Kartal, General Manager of Highways and Fatih Turan, General Manager of Infrastructure Investments, took a test drive by sitting on the passenger seat of the tram in the rail system from Democracy Crossroads to Meydan Crossroads. Making a statement after the 6-kilometer test drive, Minister Binali Yıldırım said that all ministries were mobilized for the rail system to reach the opening date of EXPO 2016 Antalya, April 22. Stating that they decided to extend the rail system between Fatih-Otogar and Meydan to the EXPO area before the G20 Leaders Summit, Minister Yıldırım said, “This 20-kilometer line, which started after the G19 Leaders Summit, was opened with the participation of our President on April 22. it will be. In addition, many intersections built by our highways will be opened in the same way. On the other hand, many works made by our metropolitan municipality will be opened collectively, ”he said.
'THIS IS A MIRACLE'
Stating that they have started the test studies of the first part of the line, which will be put into service on April 22, Minister Yıldırım said that the Antalya 2nd stage rail system was completed in a unique time in the world. Pointing out that the project, which is planned to be completed in 1.5 years and whose contract is 450 days, will be completed in 150 days, Minister Yıldırım said, “The project is completed in 3 in 1. This is a miracle, at the point of realization of this project in such a short time, the directors and employees of the General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments of our Ministry of Transport, as well as our Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Menderes Türel, our Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and our Antalya parliamentarians have a great follow-up and contribution. There is a production group of 24 people working on this line 750 hours a day, day and night. We would like to thank the contractor firm engineers, technicians and employees. During the time this important work will emerge, some problems have definitely occurred. I would like to thank all the tradesmen and people of Antalya for their patience ”.
19 350 million kilometer rail cost of the system noted that the lightning, said:
“Thereupon, the intersections built by the highways are 300 million TL. The purchase of the vehicles made by the metropolitan municipality is 100 million TL. Roadside arrangement and landscaping works are 150 million TL. Therefore, we made an investment of 5 million TL within 900 months. This local government is an example of the good cooperation between the municipality and the central government ministry. ”