The last major project of the Ottoman Empire, the Hejaz Railway, is being restored with the support of Turkey. The Hejaz Railway, which was built by Abdülhamid Han between 1900 and 1908 between Damascus and Medina, aiming to shorten the path of pilgrims, will be restored with the support of Turkey.
Jordan Hejaz Railway Authority, the scope of TCDD and the restoration will be carried out by TIKA cooperation projects 3 thousand square meters, 3 euros museum will be opened, 9 thousand buildings remaining from the Ottoman Empire will be restored and worth 150 euros for rail by Turkey backhoe will be presented.
WAS A BIGGEST FEDACABILITY OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD
Hijaz Railway, known as one of the most important projects of the Ottoman Empire, 4 million pounds for the cost of the state because of the state's budget would be forced to the help of the Muslim people. The first donation was made by Sultan Abdülhamid Khan from his personal budget. Muslims were mobilized for the project, which was welcomed with great enthusiasm in the Islamic world.
SPEED OF EUROPE
Construction lasted 8 years. With the line length of 1320 km, considering the conditions of the period, it was a great success to make the project in such a short time. So much so that this speed even surprised Europe. The railway was also the most talked about topic in the Muslim media for months. The Ottoman, Indian, Iranian and Arab media continuously published on the project.
TURKISH ENGINEERS WORKED MOSTLY
At the beginning of the technical works of the project were German engineer Meissner. However, Turkish engineers played a role in the project rather than foreigners. From this point of view, Hicaz Railway served as a school for young Turkish engineers and was an important source of experience for the Ottoman Empire.
BIG CONCERT BY ABDÜLHAMİD HAN
A rare refinement was shown to his wife in the Holy Land section of the railway. Abdülhamid Han's instruction, the holy land, no disrespect, the Prophet. Muhammad's spirit is not bothered to be silent. Felted under the rails for this purpose.
Although the Hijaz Railway was a great convenience for the pilgrim passengers, it provided important logistic support for the Ottoman Army. Not only the Ottoman nations, but also all Muslims to support the project in terms of giving support to the Hijaz Railway for the Islamic world was an example of a great example of solidarity.
HICAZ RAILWAY'S LIFE: THE HOLY STAFF
8 10 1 XNUMX year-long remaining XNUMX year-old, remaining under the domination of the Ottoman. During World War II, it became both unusable and, as required by the Armistice of Mondros, it came out of Ottoman domination with the release of Medina.
However, the last task of the railway for the Ottoman Empire was quite meaningful. The relics of Medina, which came from Ottoman control, moved to Istanbul via the Hejaz Railway with great efforts of Fahreddin Pasha. Thus, the last major project of the Ottoman Empire, the last sacred duty of the Ottomans, in order to save the sacred relics has been an important task.